Python Practice Creating and Using Functions in Python Practice Functions Use an External Function

Maher Wardak
Maher Wardak
2,694 Points

Practice creating and using functions in python

What is wrong with my code?

using_a_function.py
"""
This is importing a function named `tweet` from a file
    that we unfortunately don't have access to change.

You use it like so:
>>> tweet("Hello this is my tweet")

If the function cannot connect to Twitter,
    the function will raise a `CommunicationError`
If the message is too long,
    the function will raise a `MessageTooLongError`
"""
from twitter import (
    tweet,
    MessageTooLongError,
    CommunicationError,
)

try:

message = input("What would you like to tweet?  ")

except CommunicationError:
    print("An error occurred attempting to connect to Twitter. Please try again!")
# Your code here
def tweet(tweets):
    print(tweets)


tweet(message)

2 Answers

adrian miranda
adrian miranda
12,656 Points

There is no need to define your own tweet function, but perhaps you only did that to test it?

The other thing is that the call to tweet() should be within the try block, before the except. Otherwise the exceptions won't be caught.

Maher Wardak
Maher Wardak
2,694 Points

Hi Adrian,

thank you! the code worked after I put the tweet() before except.