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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raising Exceptions

Timothy Mattingly
Timothy Mattingly
14,446 Points

Broke the code when I raised an exception

So, I'm following along and when I got to this point, the program stopped functioning right. When I got here, the console is now printing out, each person owes $none which I understand is a null value. Also in the previous lesson, when I answered the question How much? with a string like "Too much", the console printed: that's not a valid input, try again...
Now when I enter the string, it prints: that's not a valid input, try again...
(could not convert string to float: 'too much')

Here's the code I'm working with:

https://w.trhou.se/ccelxxj2v8

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,136 Points

Accessing that link returns: "Bummer... The Workspace Snapshot you are looking for doesn't exist."

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,136 Points

Workspaces shouldn't expire, but they can always be deleted.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,136 Points

It sounds like it's performing correctly. When you enter a non-numeric input, the "float" conversion causes an exception which would then print the "that's not a valid input, try again..." message.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,136 Points

Currently, the "split_check" function only returns a value if "number_of_people" is 1 (or less). You need some additional code to have it return a value for other cases.