Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 42

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I don’t understand the (space!) string. where does it come from?

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text = 'Hello World'
shift = 3
alphabet = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'
encrypted_text = ''

for char in text.lower():
    if char == ' ':
        print(space)
    index = alphabet.find(char)
    new_index = index + shift
    encrypted_text += alphabet[new_index]
    print('char:', char, 'encrypted text:', encrypted_text)

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Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 42

space as a variable doesn’t really exist in this code, that’s probably why it’s confusing

The instructions just want you to print the string "space!" when char is equal to a space. Maybe it would be more clear if it was in quotes like this, but the quotes mean it’s a string.

So print the string "space!"
instead of the variable space

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What’s the rest of the answer? Else print(False)?

Is there some aspect of the instructions or code that you have a question about?

Please open a new topic, thanks!