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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raise an Exception

I've made a function that creates brand new product names using "artificial intelligence". I have a problem though, pe

suggestinator.py
def suggest(product_idea):
    prodvl=product_idea + "inator"
    if len(prodvl)<3:
        raise ValueError("Too short")
        return prodvl

try:
    product = suggest("tpry")
    print(product)
except ValueError as err:
    print("({})".format(err))

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,778 Points

The if condition will never be True since prodvl is always at least “inator” (6 characters) long.

Perhaps you meant to use:

if len(product_idea)<3:

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!