Could not perform stock out, dear coders please help!


#1



https://www.codecademy.com/en/courses/python-beginner-en-IZ9Ra/2/3?curriculum_id=4f89dab3d788890003000096#


File "python", line 22
SyntaxError: can't assign to operator

successful execution


shopping_list = ["banana", "orange", "apple"]

stock = {
    "banana": 6,
    "apple": 0,
    "orange": 32,
    "pear": 15
}
    
prices = {
    "banana": 4,
    "apple": 2,
    "orange": 1.5,
    "pear": 3
}

# Write your code below!
def compute_bill(food):
    total = 0
    for items in food:
        if stock[items] > 0:
            total = prices[items] + total and stock[items] = stock[items] - 1
    return total


#2

Hi @srinath_92 ,

Evidently, you are trying to combine two assignment statements with a & operator here ...

total = prices[items] + total & stock[items] = stock[items] - 1

Instead, you need to use two separate statements.


#3

thank :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:
this bit of code worked correctly without the use of and operator

def compute_bill(food):
total = 0
for item in food:
if stock[item] > 0:
total = total + prices[item]
stock[item] = stock[item] - 1
return total


#4

Hello Pythoners,

UPDATE reading through many other posts on the same topic someone else found the answer that works: simply delete the print command from the end, doing so removes the bug in the system and allows you to move on!