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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raise an Exception

I am completely lost on this. honestly beyond me that we cant just view the answer in order to further learning.

suggestinator.py
def suggest(product_idea):
    return product_idea + "inator"

if len(product_idea) < 3: 
    raise ValueError

1 Answer

def suggest(product_idea):
    if len(product_idea) < 3: 
        raise ValueError
    return product_idea + "inator"

You need to have the if statement inside the function if you want the function to raise the ValueError.

you are awesome thank you

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
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