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The function add_to_list message will not display.

This is my code but I'm not sure why it isn't showing up when I run it. TIA.

shopping_list = []

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

show_help() while True: new_item = input("> ")

if new_item == 'DONE':
elif new_item == 'HELP':


1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
217,590 Points

Indented as it is, the "add_to_list" call is part of the "elif" code block, but no code after a "continue" will be executed.

The "add_to_list" line should not be indented, which will allow it to be executed when the continue does not run.

I did that to begin (and tried it again just now) the add_to_list still does not work.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
217,590 Points

It might help to see the code again (as it is after the change) and with Markdown formatting. Even better, make a snapshot of your workspace and post the link to it here.