Learn Regular Expressions by Building a Password Generator - Step 68

Tell us what’s happening:

The Error: Your function should take default parameters.

Unless I misinterpreted, that’s what my function is doing.

Your code so far

import re
import secrets
import string


/* User Editable Region */

def generate_password(16, 1, 1, 1, 1):

/* User Editable Region */

    # Define the possible characters for the password
    letters = string.ascii_letters
    digits = string.digits
    symbols = string.punctuation

    # Combine all characters
    all_characters = letters + digits + symbols

    while True:
        password = ''
        # Generate password
        for _ in range(length):
            password += secrets.choice(all_characters)
        
        constraints = [
            (nums, r'\d'),
            (special_chars, fr'[{symbols}]'),
            (uppercase, r'[A-Z]'),
            (lowercase, r'[a-z]')
        ]

        # Check constraints        
        if all(
            constraint <= len(re.findall(pattern, password))
            for constraint, pattern in constraints
        ):
            break
    
    return password
    

new_password = generate_password(nums=1, length=8, special_chars=1, uppercase=1, lowercase=1)
print(new_password)

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Learn Regular Expressions by Building a Password Generator - Step 68

it’s not doing that, to give default parameters you need to assign the default value to the parameter

like

def example_function(parameter1="default value", parameter2="default value"):
    # function body
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This was so helpful! Thanks for the clear explanation.

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