Newby - is this what they are looking for ?? and is their a better a way

Chris Rebert clp2 at
Tue Feb 24 08:06:14 EST 2009

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 4:54 AM, Gary Wood <woodygar at> wrote:
> ''' program.
> 1.What type of data will the input be? What type of data will the output be?
> 2.Get the phrase from the user.
> 3.Convert to upper case.
> 4.Divide the phrase into words.
> 5.Initialize a new empty list, letters.
> 6.Get the first letter of each word.
> 7.Append the first letter to the list letters.
> 8.Join the letters together, with no space between them.
> 9.Print the acronym.

You're not doing 5 or 7-9 right. Where's the `letters` list they asked for?

> Which of these steps is in a loop? What for statement controls this loop?
> '''
> line = input('enter a phrase')
> lines = line.upper()
> seq = lines.split()
> for i in seq:
>     word = (i[0])
>     print(word, end='')

Hint: `print` shouldn't be used inside the loop at all.


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