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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raise an Exception

melissa yang
melissa yang
534 Points

Can someone please tell me what the correct code is for I am absolutely unable to produce it...

Tripped up by the "less than 3 characters" bit. Am I supposed to use the len function somewhere?

def suggest(product_idea):
    if product_idea < "3 characters":
        raise ValueError("must be more than 3 characters")
    return product_idea + "inator"
melissa yang
melissa yang
534 Points

The task was:

I've made a function that creates brand new product names using "artificial intelligence".

I have a problem though, people keep on adding product ideas that are too short. It makes the suggestions look bad.

Can you please raise a ValueError if the product_idea is less than 3 characters long? product_idea is a string. Thanks in advance!

1 Answer

Callum Anderson
Callum Anderson
Data Analysis Techdegree Student 10,188 Points

Hi there! Yes you are right you do use the len() function here.

So with that in mind think about the question again, you are trying to raise a ValueError if the len of product idea is less than or equal to 3.

Just ask if you're still unsure :)

Just had the same problem but your hint definitely gave me the "OOOOH" realization lol thanks for the tip!