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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raise an Exception

Pablo Cortes
Pablo Cortes
1,545 Points

how do you define the 3 characters in code?

suggestinator.py
def suggest(product_idea):
    return product_idea + "inator"
if product_idea <= "..."
    raise ValueError ("you need more than 3 characters, try again")

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,005 Points

Here's a few hints:

  • you want to test the length of the string, not the characters themselves
  • the testing must be done before the return
  • all statements in a function must be indented