FAQ: Survey of Computer Science - The Tale of Kenny - Iteration


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what does the (being_cooked) represent in this code?


If I understand correctly “being_cooked” is used as part of the definition of the function to stand for whatever the function will enter into the code. In this case, the list “on_the_griddle” (which stands for Kenny’s four sandwiches) is being plugged in to the space for “being_cooked”, and by doing that, that item is being added to each of the sandwiches in the list (like py add_spinach(on_the_griddle) adds spinach to the sandwiches.


Pasting the line “py add_spinach(on_the_griddle)” as instructed doesn’t work and returns a syntax error. It works fine without the “py”


That instruction may need review.

 py add_cheese(on_the_griddle)

is something we would write into the command line (bash), not the code source. This lesson does not have a command line.


I couldn’t Really see what I was supposed to end up with, even though it let me move on. I had lots of iterations of eggs spinach etc, even though i was supposed ot have 4 omlets Very unclear instructions, it literally tells you to paste incorrect syntax