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Python Python Basics (2015) Shopping List App Break

Why does my code fail?

The Code works using the python shell, why does it fail on the website challenge???

breaks.py
def loopy(items):
    for item in items:
        if item == 'Stop':
            break
        else:    
            print(items)
loopy('STOP')        

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,639 Points

I can see 3 issues, though the last one by itself would likely be ignored by the validator:

  • print just one "item" at a time instead of all "items"
  • because the comparison is case-sensitive, "Stop" is not the same thing as "STOP"
  • you only need to define the function, you don't need to call it yourself