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Python Python Collections (Retired) Dictionaries String Formatting with Dictionaries

Maximilian Richly
Maximilian Richly
4,872 Points

why does this not work??

not sure why this is not working

strings.py
dicts = [
    {'name': 'Michelangelo',
     'food': 'PIZZA'},
    {'name': 'Garfield',
     'food': 'lasanga'},
    {'name': 'Walter',
     'food': 'pancakes'},
    {'name': 'Galactus',
     'food': 'worlds'}
]

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

def string_factory(dicts,string):
  for item in dicts:
    list_thing[item] = string.format(**dicts[item])
  return list_thing

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,005 Points

You're close. But you have a few issues yet:

  • remember to define your list_thing before you use it
  • remember that item will be a dict, not an index number
  • you can add to a list without using an index with .append()

I'll bet you can get it with just these hints. But if you're still stuck, here's how I did it:


:warning: SPOILER ALERT


def string_factory(dicts, string):
  list_thing = []
  for item in dicts:
    list_thing.append(string.format(**item))
  return list_thing