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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raise an Exception

Urooba Urooba
Urooba Urooba
3,565 Points

i dont get what is wrong with the code please help


def suggest(product_idea):
    if product_idea < str(3):
        raise ValueError("to small name!")
    return product_idea + "inator";

1 Answer

Niall Williams
Niall Williams
17,003 Points

You're almost there!

So the question is asking you to: raise a ValueError if the product_idea is less than 3 characters long

So firstly we need to find the length of the product_idea.


That will give us an int of the amount of character the string contains. Then we need to see if it's less than 3 character long.

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

This should pass the challenge!