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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Dictionaries String Formatting with Dictionaries

unpacking dictionary. i ran these results through idle and it works. why doesnt this pass on the website?

template = "Hi, I'm {name} and I love to eat {food}!"

def string_factory(values):

    for i,item in enumerate(values):

        values[i] = template.format(**item)

    return values

print(string_factory([{"name": "Michelangelo", "food": "PIZZA"}, {"name": "Garfield", "food": "lasagna"}]))

string_factory.py
# Example:
# values = [{"name": "Michelangelo", "food": "PIZZA"}, {"name": "Garfield", "food": "lasagna"}]
# string_factory(values)
# ["Hi, I'm Michelangelo and I love to eat PIZZA!", "Hi, I'm Garfield and I love to eat lasagna!"]

template = "Hi, I'm {name} and I love to eat {food}!"

def string_factory(values):

    for i,item in enumerate(values):
        values[i] = template.format(**item)

    return(values)

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,082 Points

Your code is good except that it modifies the input argument which seems to upset the checker. Tagging Kenneth Love to please check if modifying the input would cause a failure.

It's better to create a unique list, say, result then append the formatted strings to this list.