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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raise an Exception

Sufian Javed
Sufian Javed
523 Points

Not clearly understanding the concept.

Could someone please tell me what is wrong with this code. I am a complete beginner and am having understanding certain concepts. I tried to use the .len property to target the challenge but it did not work.

def suggest(product_idea):
    if product_idea.len < 3:
        raise ValueError("Please enter a name with atleast three characters.")
    return product_idea + "inator"

1 Answer

len is a function that takes in a string (actually, it takes in any kind of iterable, but that is covered in another course), and it "returns" (spits out) a number, the length of the string (or iterable).

For instance...

(Pretend I'm in the Python Shell.)

>>> len('abc')
>>> len('hello world')
>>> len('1 2 3')
>>> len('  ')

:warning: Note that len counts spaces/tabs/punctuation as characters, too. So this means len('! ? $') would return 5.

I hope this helps! :grin:

Happy coding! :zap: ~Alex

Sufian Javed
Sufian Javed
523 Points

Thank you! I finally got it :)

No problem :D