FAQ: Learn Python: A Day at the Supermarket - Lists + Functions

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Hi. It kept telling me there was an unexpected indent at “return count” but if I backspaced it “return count” would be outside the function. I was pretty sure I was doing it correctly and sure enough I copied the code pressed solution pasted my code under it and they are exactly the same. Now I don’t know if something is wrong with my code or just codeacademy. I had similar issues in past lessons(can’t rememebr which) where it told me there was an indentation error when there was in fact no indentation error. I remembered to indent where I needed. I copied and pasted the code and sure no eugh my code was the same.


#4

I have a similar problem, although mine is for the “for” line. I also checked my work against the solution (including indentation!) and it should be correct. Buggy tutorial?


#5
# Write your function below!
def fizz_count(x):
	count = 0
	for item in count:
 		 if item == 'fizz':
  	 		count = count + 1
 		 return count

fizz = ['fizz','cat','fizz']
total = fizz_count(fizz)
print total

I keep getting

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "python", line 10, in <module>
  File "python", line 4, in fizz_count
TypeError: 'int' object is not iterable

I can’t figure out what i’ve got wrong for this