FAQ: Introduction to Strings - Iterating through Strings

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3 posts were split to a new topic: Yet another one incorrect description…

Why does the assignment say “don’t cheat, use len()”, but then the solution offered by the team has no len():

def get_length(word):
counter = 0
for letter in word:
counter += 1
return counter


That comma you’ve accidentally replaced the word ‘and’ there completely changes the sentence!

“Don’t cheat and use len” means don’t use len, your sentence means use len! I don’t know if they’ve changed the wording on the course since you’ve posted.

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