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Python Practice Creating and Using Functions in Python Practice Functions Use an External Function

Maximilian Hill
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Maximilian Hill
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AssertionError: Task 2/3

My call function is inside my try block. I don't know what I am doing wrong. Somebody, please help!

using_a_function.py
"""
This is importing a function named `tweet` from a file
    that we unfortunately don't have access to change.

You use it like so:
>>> tweet("Hello this is my tweet")

If the function cannot connect to Twitter,
    the function will raise a `CommunicationError`
If the message is too long,
    the function will raise a `MessageTooLongError`
"""
from twitter import (
    tweet,
    MessageTooLongError,
    CommunicationError,
)


message = input("What would you like to tweet?  ")
try:
    tweet("message")
except CommunicationError:
    print("An error occurred attempting to connect to Twitter. Please try again!")

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
220,683 Points

Oddly, it looks like you're on task 2 but this issue should have come up in task 1.   🤔

Anyway, the problem is that variable names (such as message) should not have quotes around them.