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Python Dates and Times in Python (2014) Let's Build a Timed Quiz App Simple Time Machine

delorean() missing 1 required positional argument

It says I'm missing 1 positional argument. But I don't know what that means in this instance.

import datetime

starter = datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 16, 29)
def delorean(integer, take_string):
    if take_string == 'minutes':
        offset = datetime.timedelta(minutes=integer)
    elif take_string == 'hours':
        offset = datetime.timedelta(hours=integer)
    elif take_string == 'days':
        offset = datetime.timedelta(days=integer)
        offset = datetime.timedelta(days=integer*365)

    return starter + offset

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,026 Points

The instructions say "Write a function named delorean that takes an integer", which means one argument. But this code defines it to take two arguments, one of them happens to be named "integer".

It's also not using the constant "starter" (but needs to). Except for the name, this code would solve the Harder Time Machine challenge that comes a bit later. Did you get these two challenges mixed up?   :see_no_evil:

Oh yeah, I think I did. Thanks.