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why is .lower() needed?

This is the code i am writing (please see below), question is, why would the code not work if i remove the ".lower()" from the code?:

def lumberjack(name): if name.lower()=="kenneth": print("kenneth is a lumberjack") else: print("{} sleeps all night and {} works all day".format(name,name))


1 Answer

Hi Maryam,

The .lower() is important because the string is being compared against "kenneth". Without .lower() being applied, only an input of "kenneth" would work; so "Kenneth", "KenNeth", "KENNETH" etc wouldn't be equal to "kenneth".