[Tutor] trouble with function-- trying to check differences btwn 2 strings

Rikard Bosnjakovic rikard.bosnjakovic at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 00:13:59 CET 2007

On 3/6/07, zannah marsh <zannah.m at gmail.com> wrote:

>         if item == item in word2: #checks characters against each other

Here's the error.

Loop variable "item" contains the actual character in word1. The
syntax "item in word2" checks if this character is _anywhere_ in
word2. What you want to do is rewriting this loop so it checks
character per character. Since it's for homework, I don't want to ruin
your grades by giving you a solution. Try it yourself first.

To see what I mean, try running getDiff("abcd", "dcba").

- Rikard.

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