Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raise an Exception

Anthony Costanza
Anthony Costanza
2,123 Points

I just can't figure this out - ugh!!

How do I get the answer to this?

suggestinator.py
def suggest(product_idea):
      if len(product_idea) < 3:
        raise ValueError("Need more characters")
return product_idea + "inator"
print(suggest("python"))
Anthony Costanza
Anthony Costanza
2,123 Points

Thank you! I actually just figured that out as well! Ugh! Thanx again!

Mark Sebeck
Mark Sebeck
Treehouse Moderator 28,625 Points

Awesome! Glad you figured it out. Little errors like that can be frustrating.

2 Answers

Mark Sebeck
MOD
Mark Sebeck
Treehouse Moderator 28,625 Points

Hi Anthony. The good news is your if statement and exception are perfect. Tiny typo is making it not work. Remember in Python everything has to be indented correctly. Unlike C or Javascript that use brackets {}, Python everything has to be indented. So in your case the return needs to line up with the if statement. You have it lined up with def which means it is outside the function.

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

Also while calling the function and printing the result is an excellent way to test in workspaces, that extra code will cause an error in the challenges.

Keep at it Anthony. You're doing great!

Anthony Costanza
Anthony Costanza
2,123 Points

Thank you ! I'll give it a try