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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raise an Exception

Need help debug

Can anyone help me debug this code?


def suggest(product_idea):
    return product_idea + "inator"
if len (product_idea) > 3:
    raise ValueError(" idea is too short")

1 Answer

Josh Keenan
Josh Keenan
19,652 Points

There are a few issues with your code, firstly the challenge wants you to check if the string is LESS than three characters long, not greater than three characters.

Indentation matters in python, so having the if clause indented incorrectly will cause issues as well. Also, the return statement needs to go at the end of a function, or at a point you think it should terminate, hopefully having a look at my code will help as well:

def suggest(product_idea):
    if len (product_idea) < 3:
        raise ValueError("idea is too short")
    return product_idea + "inator"

Thanks Josh!