6/11 Pop Quiz- It returns 'empty' instead of original input


#1

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<In what way does your code behave incorrectly? Include ALL error messages.>
There was no error message but it returns 'empty" even the input is an alphabetical word.

<What do you expect to happen instead?>
It should return the original input if it’s correct. Please help me see what’s wrong with my code.

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#2

here:

if len(empty_string) > 0

why do you use empty_string? The exercise never asks for this variable, and this string is indeed empty, so the length is zero, so the condition if condition evaluates to false


#3

Thanks! so it should work if replace it with if len(original)?


#4

that is the question, i know the answer. But you should be the one answering it. You should be understanding what this change/replacing does and what it means. That is the whole concept of programming, which is why i didn’t just tell you want to do. This way, hopefully you will learn more then if i have just had told you that you had do x.


#5

Nah, I’m having the same problem. It just keeps returning “empty” regardless of the word


#6

your code might have a different issue, but you didn’t provide code, you hijacked a topic which is a violation of the guidelines, you might have a very different issue, if you want help, please provide more info/context and code, so we can actually help you.


#7

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