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Jamar Slade
Jamar Slade
2,472 Points

TabError: inconsistent use of tabs and spaces in indentation

i just started having all of a sudden about the indention of my code. I'm not sure where I went wrong. see below:

shopping_list = []


def show_help():
    print("What should we pick up at the store?")
    print("""
Enter 'DONE' to stop adding items.
Enter 'HELP' for this help.
Enter 'SHOW' to see current list.
""")


def add_to_list(item):
    shopping_list.append(item)
    print("Added! List has {} items.".format(len(shopping_list)))


def show_list():
    print("Here's your current list:")
    for item in shopping_list:
        print(item)


show_help()
while True:
    new_item = input("> ")
        add_to_list(new_item)
    if new_item == 'DONE':
        break
    elif new_item == 'HELP':
        show_help()
        continue
    elif new_item == 'SHOW':
        show_list()

        continue

show_list()

2 Answers

It's kind of hard to tell a python error with tabs and spaces in a post but this line should be outdented:

 add_to_list(new_item)

so it lines up with new_item above

Eldin Guzin
Eldin Guzin
2,504 Points

===>'''add_to_list(new_item)''' <===
This should be outdented and should be moved at the end of the while block because when you enter 'DONE' it will add it to your list and then break the while loop.