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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raise an Exception

Babatunde Mumuni
Babatunde Mumuni
2,405 Points

I can't see what I'm missing...

What other way can I determine if the string is less than a certain number of characters?

suggestinator.py
def suggest(product_idea):
    return product_idea + "inator"
if len(product_idea) < 3:
    raise ValueError("Too Short! ")

1 Answer

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 90,689 Points

You just need to ensure that the return statement is the last line in your function. Right now your function isn't returning anything.

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

Make sure as well you indent the part where you're raising the error by 4 spaces and then you should be good to go!.

Babatunde Mumuni
Babatunde Mumuni
2,405 Points

Thanks, Jonathan! I will try this out.