This could be an interesting error

Seymore4Head Seymore4Head at Hotmail.invalid
Mon Sep 1 02:04:28 CEST 2014


On Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:10:27 -0600, Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com>
wrote:

>On 08/31/2014 03:02 PM, Seymore4Head wrote:
>> def pigword(test):
>>     for x in range(len(test)):
>>         if test[x] in "AEIOUaeiou":
>>             stem = test [x:]
>>             prefix = test [:x]
>>             pigword = stem + prefix + "ay"
>>             print ("Stem ",stem)
>>             print ("Prefix",prefix)
>>             print (pigword)
>>             break
>>     return (pigword)
>
>So, what do you think will happen if the word contains no vowels?  Where
>is pigword defined?
>
>> for x in range(len(newex)):
>>     sentence = sentence + pigword(newex[x])+ " "
>>     print (sentence)
>>     wait = input ("          Wait")
>
>You don't need to iterate over range(len(blah)).  The standard idiom
>when you need index as well as the item itself is to iterate over
>enumerate().  Or if you don't need the index, just iterate directly.
>You can iterate directly over the list, or the letters in the word,
>optionally getting an index. It's much cleaner and less error prone.
>Consider something like:
>
>def pigword(word):
>    for x,letter in enumerate(word):
>        # x is index (position), letter is the value at that index
>        if letter in "AEIOUaeiou":
>            ...
>
>for word in list_of_words:
>    sentence = sentence + pigword(word) + " "
>    ...
>
>That doesn't solve your little logic problem, though I think you can
>figure that part out easily!
>
I am still kind of shooting in the dark.

I wanted to try your example and it doesn't seem to work.
This is the latest version of changes I have made so the entire
program looks like this:

newex='Hey buddy get away from my car'
newex = newex.split()
sentence=""

print (newex)
wait = input ("          Wait")

def pigword(test):
    for x in range(len(test)):
        if test[x] in "AEIOUYyaeiou":
            stem = test [x:]
            prefix = test [:x]
            pigword = stem + prefix + "ay"
            print ("Stem ",stem)
            print ("Prefix",prefix)
            print (pigword)
            break
    return (pigword)

for x in range(len(newex)):
    sentence = sentence + pigword(newex[x])+ " "
    print (sentence)
    wait = input ("          Wait")

Trying to use your example
>def pigword(word):
>    for x,letter in enumerate(word):
>        # x is index (position), letter is the value at that index
>        if letter in "AEIOUaeiou":
BTW I added "AEIOUYyaeiou" y as a vowel.

I tried changing:
for x in range(len(test)):
to
for x in enumerate(test):

That causes an error to popup in a different place.  I don't
understand why.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Functions\piglatin.py", line 26, in <module>
    sentence = sentence + pigword(newex[x])+ " "
  File "C:\Functions\piglatin.py", line 15, in pigword
    if test[x] in "AEIOUYyaeiou":
TypeError: string indices must be integers

Since you included:
>for word in list_of_words:
>    sentence = sentence + pigword(word) + " "
I take it you anticipated a fault here.  I don't understand why.








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