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Trouble setting the attribute and incrementing by one..

Having trouble with this code challenge and not getting any hints as to what the issue is. Can someone help?

I am supposed to add a 'laps' attribute to the RaceCar class and set it to 0. Then in the method, 'run_lap', I need to increment laps by one every time that method is ran.

I've tried everything and I'm not figuring it out.

TIA!

racecar.py
class RaceCar:
    def __init__(self, laps=0, color, fuel_remaining, **kwargs):
        self.color = color
        self.fuel_remaining = fuel_remaining
        self.laps = laps
        for key, value in kwargs.items():
            setattr(self, key, value)

    def run_lap(self, length):
        fuel_remaining - (self.length * 0.125)
        laps += 1

I figured it out by looking through some answers on the other instances of this question getting asked. I have no idea what I was actually stumped on but I finally got it to work. Here's the correct code for anyone else who stumbles on this..

class RaceCar:
    def __init__(self, color, fuel_remaining, laps = 0, **kwargs):
        self.color = color
        self.fuel_remaining = fuel_remaining
        self.laps = laps

        for key, value in kwargs.items():
            setattr(self, key, value)

    def run_lap(self, length):
        self.fuel_remaining -= (length * 0.125)
        self.laps += 1

1 Answer

laps is defined within init. Because it isn't a global variable it can't be used outside of that function.

That makes sense but how would I increment that attribute by one when run_lap is called if that attribute is not global? I've tried making defining it globally and still can't get the code to work.