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Python Python Testing Be Assertive assertTrue and assertFalse

Andy McDonald
Andy McDonald
Python Development Techdegree Student 6,115 Points

Is this broken?

I'm getting an error on this quiz saying that I am not passing in a string to the function but I'm pretty sure that I am.

import unittest

from string_fun import is_palindrome

class PalindromeTestCase(unittest.TestCase):
    def setUp(self):
        tcat = 'tacocat'
        cat = 'cat'

    def test_good_palindrome(self):

    def test_bad_palindrome(self):
def is_palindrome(yarn):
    """Return whether or not a string is a palindrome.

    A palindrome is a word/phrase that's the same in
    both directions.
    return yarn == yarn[::-1]

1 Answer

Your code looks fine.

You can pass the challenge by removing

def setUp(self):
        tcat = 'tacocat'
        cat = 'cat'