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

Can you please help control that messaging to the user of our application? If there is a CommunicationError raised can

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 (

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

except Exception as err:

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,404 Points

Hey Praise Mupani, it appears you are adding more complexity than required.

The second task asks to handle any CommunicationError that may occur. The basic format of a try/execpt statment works here. The original task:


The general form for wrapping error prone code in a try/except statement:

except ErrorTypeYouAreTryingToHandle:
    pass  # The handling action you wish to happen, such as print
except ADifferentErrorTypeToHandleIfNeeded:
    pass  # A different handling action you wish to happen, such as print
  • :point_right: replace the fake error types with the ones you need
  • :point_right: replace pass statements with the actions you need

Post back if you need more help. Good Luck!!

Thanks Chris