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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raising Exceptions

Andy McDonald
Andy McDonald
5,664 Points

Category/vocabulary question:

I'm trying to make organized notes. As len and round are functions what is try, if, and except to?

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,893 Points

Correct. len and round are built-in functions.

try/except and if are called compound statements.

The Python docs are a great source of information.

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

Hi Andy!

I believe Assert, Raise, Try, Except, Else, and Finally all just fall under the general category of "Exceptions" (And/or "Error Handling" and/or "Exception Control Flow").

The whole idea is that it is conditional code you can put in your program that if something goes "off-the-rails" (fails/errors), your program (execution) won't grind to an abrupt halt.

More info:

https://realpython.com/python-exceptions/

http://tutors.ics.uci.edu/index.php/79-python-resources/104-try-except

https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/try-except-else-and-finally-in-python/

I hope that/these help(s).

Stay safe and happy coding!