is_infant() function is a predicate or question function. A predicate answers a “yes or no” question by returning a boolean value Predicates usually have handy names in every language to make them easy to analyze. In Python, predicates begin with the prefix
is_infant()— "is it a baby?"
has_children()— "are there children?"
is_empty()— "is it empty?"
has_errors()— "are there mistakes?"
A function is considered a predicate if it returns the boolean values
Let's write another predicate function. It takes a string and checks if it is the word
def is_castle(string): return string == 'Castle' print(is_castle('Sea')) # False
Write a function
is_mister() that accepts a string and checks if it is the word
is_mister('Mister') # True is_mister('Missis') # False
The exercise doesn't pass checking. What to do? 😶
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In my environment the code works, but not here 🤨
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My code is different from the teacher's one 🤔
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Predicate выражение, отвечающее на вопрос «да» или «нет» с помощью типа bool.