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

Ariadna Rodriguez
Ariadna Rodriguez
1,524 Points

I keep getting an unexpected indent error in my if statement after calling the tweet function

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?"  )
    if tweet != "Hello this is tweet":
        raise MessageToolongError("Oh no! Your message was too long")

try:
    tweet(message)
except CommunicationError:
    print("An error occurred attempting to connect to Twitter. Please try again!")
except MessageTooLong as err:
    print("An error has occured." ({}).format(err))

1 Answer

Elad Ohana
Elad Ohana
24,443 Points

Hi Ariadna,

Not sure you need the if statement (along with the raise error) as part of the challenge. The reason you're getting an indent error is because the previous statement (message = ...) is not indicative of a new block, so if you were to use the if statement, it would be on the start of a new line at the same indent level. Take a look at your last line, there's a small adjustment that needs to be made (along with removing the if/raise statements) and you should get it.