FAQ: Dijkstra's Algorithm: Python - Understanding Heapq

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It’s fixed. Thank you******

The while loop must never close, I let the IDE (or whatever it is) load, five minutes passed and it never stopped and would not pass the instruction. So now i’m stuck there, I’ve got until the 19th to finish the computer science path, please either tell me how to break out of the while loop while still passing the instruction or fix it. Thank you

here’s the code that was already in the file:

#Write Import Statement here
#only thing I added was the import, also un-commented and ran like it told me to.
import heapq


heap = [(0, 'A')]
heapq.heappush(heap, (1, 'B'))
heapq.heappush(heap, (-5, 'D'))
heapq.heappush(heap, (4, 'E'))
heapq.heappush(heap, (2, 'C'))

print("The smallest values in the heap in ascending order are:\n")
while heap:
  print(heapq.heappop(heap))

Screenshot shows what it sticks at (spinning load circle)

Still spinning lol (20 minutes)