Creating a censor function

python

#1

https://www.codecademy.com/courses/learn-python/lessons/practice-makes-perfect/exercises/censor-?action=resume_content_item

I’m struggling with this one, and don’t really understand the solution.
In the solution, a variable “count” is being used. What is its function? Is it to replace the characters of the word (to be censored) with 0s? And why do we increment it after?


#2

we use count to keep track of what index at the list we are at, if then censoring is required we can use count to update a specific element in the list with asterisks