mwilson at the-wire.com
Sat Sep 10 07:43:38 EDT 2011
> Hi guys.
> I'm strugglin with some homework stuff and am hoping you can help me
> out here.
> This is the code:
> small_words = ('into', 'the', 'a', 'of', 'at', 'in', 'for', 'on')
> def book_title(title):
> """ Takes a string and returns a title-case string.
> All words EXCEPT for small words are made title case
> unless the string starts with a preposition, in which
> case the word is correctly capitalized.
> >>> book_title('DIVE Into python')
> 'Dive into Python'
> >>> book_title('the great gatsby')
> 'The Great Gatsby'
> >>> book_title('the WORKS OF AleXANDer dumas')
> 'The Works of Alexander Dumas'
> new_title = 
> title_split = title.strip().lower().split()
> for word in title_split:
> if title_split in small_words:
> elif word in small_words:
> return(' '.join(new_title))
> def _test():
> import doctest, refactory
> return doctest.testmod(refactory)
> if __name__ == "__main__":
> All tests are failing even though I am getting the correct output on
> the first two tests. And the last test still gives me "Of" instead of
> Any help is appreciated.
I don't know about doctest -- I suspect it wants a structured docstring to
specify the tests -- but this
if title_split in small_words:
can't be what you want.
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