Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 49

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Unable to understand what does it want from me. I changed whole code than changed the variables inside the function but all in vain. Can any body help here?


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text = 'Hello Zaira'
shift = 3

def caesar(message, offset):
    alphabet = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'
    encrypted_message = ''

    for char in text.lower():
        if char == ' ':
            encrypted_message += char
        else:
            index = alphabet.find(char)
            new_index = (index + offset) % len(alphabet)
            encrypted_message += alphabet[new_index]
    print('plain text:', text)
    print('encrypted message:', encrypted_message)

caesar()

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Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 49

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Hello!

Only change “text” and “shift” inside the caesar function to the parameters “message” or “offset”.

The variable “encrypted_text” and the string “encrypted text” are part of the function and remain the same.

The goal of the challenge is to use parameters as placeholders to make the function reusable. In this case message and offset will hold the place for the outside variables text and shift.