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Hello, there is something wrong with instruction 1. It says to define dfs with the parameters of (graph, current_vertex, target_value, visited=None) Which i did exactly as it should be but would not let me pass the instruction, attached is a screenshot of what i had before i pressed ‘solution’. It makes me sad that this happens sometimes because it’s encouraging to get the green check of awesomeness.
here is the solutions definition of the function (for comparison)
# Build your depth-first search function below:
def dfs(graph, current_vertex, target_value, visited=None):
if visited == None:
visited = 
print(dfs(None, "bees?", None))
By looking at your screenshot, your last parameter missing a letter i instead of vis"i"ted.
Yeah, I was pretty bad about catching typos lol. Luckily that’s over with now, can’t develop a website with django and have typos lololol.
Why creating a default value of None, if it is to change it to something else if it is None?
Just put an empty list as default value…
Don’t PUT PASS IT won’t WORK!
Have you taken the Learn Intermediate Python 3 course? It explains a gotcha about using mutable default arguments. You shouldn’t use mutable default arguments. To learn more, find the article about it in the course.