Python: Traversing Strings
Loops are used to work with strings as well as numbers. For example, you can get a specific character by its index, and also form strings in loops.
Below is some sample code that prints the letters of each word on a separate line:
def print_name_by_symbol(name): i = 0 # This check will run until the end of the string, # including the last character. Its index is `length - 1`. while i < len(name): # Accessing the symbol by its index print(name[i]) i += 1 name = 'Arya' print_name_by_symbol(name) # => 'A' # => 'r' # => 'y' # => 'a'
The main thing in this code is to put the proper condition in
while. This can be done in two ways:
i < len(name) or
i <= len(name) - 1 - they'll both give the same result.
Implement a function called
print_reversed_word_by_symbol() that prints a word passed to it character by character, as in the example from the theory, but in reverse order.
word = 'Hexlet' print_reversed_word_by_symbol(word) # => 't' # => 'e' # => 'l' # => 'x' # => 'e' # => 'H'
The exercise doesn't pass checking. What to do? 😶
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In my environment the code works, but not here 🤨
Tests are designed so that they test the solution in different ways and against different data. Often the solution works with one kind of input data but doesn't work with others. Check the «Tests» tab to figure this out, you can find hints at the error output.
My code is different from the teacher's one 🤔
It's fine. 🙆 One task in programming can be solved in many different ways. If your code passed all tests, it complies with the task conditions.
In some rare cases, the solution may be adjusted to the tests, but this can be seen immediately.
I've read the lessons but nothing is clear 🙄
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