What's wrong with my code?



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Before I return the result, I print it out and it’s the same as the expected result. But, it said I was wrong since the result of my function is not the same as the expected result. And I am confused.

<What do you expect to happen instead?>
When the input is (‘hey hey hey’,‘hey’)
the expected result is ‘*** *** ***’
which is exactly the same as the result which was printed out


def censor(text, word):
textl = list(text)
wordl = list(word)
for i1 in range(len(textl)-len(wordl)):
#print textl[i1:i1 + len(wordl)]
status = cmp(textl[i1:i1 + len(wordl)], wordl)
print status
if status == 0:
for i2 in range(len(wordl)):
print textl[i1+i2]
textl[i1+i2] = ‘*’
print textl[i1+i2]
print ‘’.join(textl)
return ‘’.join(textl)
censor('hey hey hey ', ‘hey’)

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nice approach, I made it a different way and I think yours is better (at least shorter - after you remove the print commands).

you get error when you pass a text = 'heyhey' which will result in'***hey' and not '******' as expected. the problem is in your line 4 where you subtract the lenghts of your words, in above example this will be 6 - 3 so range will create a list of 0, 1, 2 whereas you should have a list of 0, 1, 2, 3 to make that example pass. so a slight code correction is needed.


thank you for your reply