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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raise an Exception

need help dont know what Iam missing

suggestinator.py
def suggest(product_idea):
    return product_idea + "inator"
    if number_of_characters > 3:
        raise ValueError ("need more characters")

2 Answers

Hi, Jazz.

Here's the one thing I'm seeing right off. You have

  if number_of_characters > 3:  
        raise ValueError ("need more characters")

you might want

    if number_of_characters < 3:
        raise ValueError ("need more characters")

The first says the "if" is true if there are more than three characters. The second says the "if" is true if there are less than three characters.

Since you are asking for more characters, I'm guessing you wanted the "if" to run when there are 0 - 2 characters. Hope that helps!

def suggest(product_idea):
    return product_idea + "inator"

At this point, the function has returned and anything else in the function will be ignored. If you want to run more code in your function, type it before the line return product_idea + "inator".