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Why can’t python .sort() the dictionaries the way it can .sort() the lists?


When modifying the value of ‘gold’ in inventory, I used

inventory[‘gold’] = 550

I don’t like the idea of hardcoding the new value. Is there a way to modify the value of a key dynamically?

Do I define the key as a new variable? For example;

wealth = inventory[‘gold’]

I worry that this method may lead me into even more troubling waters…

Any help s greatly appreciated!



I had this same problem, so I asked a programmer. He said it’s probably so intuitive they didn’t think about having to tell us. The line of code I used was

inventory[‘gold’] += 50

Hope that helps!