Python Practice Creating and Using Functions in Python Practice Functions Use an External Function

CESAR AGUILAR
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CESAR AGUILAR
Python Development Techdegree Student 710 Points

i dont remember how to catch the "CommunicationError" in a try except block

using_a_function.py
"""
This is importing a function named `tweet` from a file
    that we unfortunately don't have access to change.

You use it like so:
>>> tweet("Hello this is my tweet")

If the function cannot connect to Twitter,
    the function will raise a `CommunicationError`
If the message is too long,
    the function will raise a `MessageTooLongError`
"""
from twitter import (
    tweet,
    MessageTooLongError,
    CommunicationError,
)


message = input("What would you like to tweet?  ")
tweet(message)

from twitter import(tweet)
try:
    print(CommunicationError)
except: 
    print("An error occurred attempting to connect to Twitter. Please try it again!")

1 Answer

Joseph Yhu
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Joseph Yhu
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You just have to type CommunicationError in between except and the colon. Also you should put tweet(message) inside the try block, and you don't need from twitter import(tweet).

Liam White
Liam White
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Joseph Yhu - Hey there! I'm having a difficult time with this same challenge. I followed your instructions above but I'm still getting an error. Is there something else that needs to be done? Thank you