New to python, for some reason the if statement isn't functioning

Would love help

Fixed it

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Additionally, here’s the idiomatic way to do this in Python:

if name in ["harry", "hermione", "ron"]:
    ...
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Should’ve used a set instead of a list for all the O(1) goodness :wink:

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Fun fact: that goodness is only of value if the set is constant and literal, and can be replaced with a frozenset. If you have a variable in there, Python has to build the inclusion list on the fly, which eats up all your savings - AND it’s faster to build a tuple or list than a set. But thanks to frozenset literals, the code provided is slightly faster. Not that it’s going to matter much; I would prefer name in [...] to name == "..." or name == "..." even if it were slower, because we’re talking a few nanoseconds compared to the ease of adding/removing entries without having weird bugs.