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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raise an Exception

Hello everyone. My code won't run.

suggestinator.py
def suggest(product_idea):
    if product_idea < 3 :
        raise ValueError("Suggestion needs to be longer than 3 characters")
    return product_idea + "inator"  

2 Answers

Maciej Symonowicz
Maciej Symonowicz
1,864 Points

Everything seems fine except your format of writing 2nd line of code: if product_idea <3: - it should look if len(product_idea) < (3): Everything together:

def suggest(product_idea): if len(product_idea) < (3) : raise ValueError("Suggestion needs to be longer than 3 characters") return product_idea + "inator"

Thank you

Megan Amendola
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Megan Amendola
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When I run your code I get the error TypeError: '<' not supported between instances of 'str' and 'int'. Right now you are trying to compare a string to an integer. There's a string method that can give you an integer.