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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types Use .split() and .join()

Ro Joshi
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Ro Joshi
Courses Plus Student 836 Points

Why is not this code working

I have watched your video numerous times but can't figure out why this code is not working.

banana.py
available = "banana split;hot fudge;cherry;malted;black and white"
sundaes = available.split(';')
menu="Our available flavors are: {}."
display_menu = menu.format("banana split;hot fudge;cherry;malted;black and white".join(", "))

3 Answers

You never used the sundaes list. On line 4, instead of doing display_menu = menu.format("banana split;hot fudge;cherry;malted;black and white".join(", ")), do display_menu = menu.format(", ".join(sundaes)). Hope this helped!

Ro Joshi
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Ro Joshi
Courses Plus Student 836 Points

I tried and it didn't work but thanks Aaron!. Will you try again and show me the proper code

I just tried it in my console. So it should work.

available = "banana split;hot fudge;cherry;malted;black and white"
sundaes = available.split(';')
menu = "Our available flavors are: {}."
menu = menu.format(", ".join(sundaes))

The output I get is: 'Our available flavors are: banana split, hot fudge, cherry, malted, black and white.'

The problem is you used a display_menu variable when the task was looking for menu.