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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raise an Exception

How could I fix this? It says invalid syntax on the less than or equal to sign.

def suggest(product_idea):
    if product_idea is <= 3:
        raise ValueError("Name too short! Try again...")
    return product_idea + "inator"

1 Answer

Mark Sebeck
Mark Sebeck
Treehouse Moderator 37,329 Points

Hi Evan. Couple of things. While Python Syntax is very user friendly there is no is keyword on an if statement. Remove is and you have

if product_idea  <= 3:

But do we want to check if product_idea is less than equal to 3? No. We want to check if the length of the string is less than equal to 3. So how do we find the length of a string in Python? idk So after a quick google search I find that to find the length of string


How thats enough for you to figure it out Evan. Good luck