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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raise an Exception

Angel Miranda
Angel Miranda
2,433 Points

I've been having lots of trouble with the SyntaxError. I can't figure out why it won't let me use product_idea for else.

def suggest(product_idea):
    product_idea = 3
    if product_idea <= 3:
        raise ValueError("add more letters")
    else product_idea >= 3:
        return product_idea + "inator"


1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,810 Points

Here's a few hints for your issues:

  • it's important to not assign anything to product_idea, you want to use the value passed in
  • an "else" does not have a condition expression, it responds to any conditions not covered by the "if"
  • you don't actually need an "else", since the "raise" will change program flow