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

practice creating and using functions in python

The second part of the challenge asks us to handle the CommunicationError by printing a message. I keep seeing a false is not true error message. Could you help me see where I am going wrong?

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,
)


message = input("What would you like to tweet?  ")
# Your code here
tweet(message)

try:
    tweet(message)
except CommunicationError:
    print("An error occurred attempting to connect to Twitter.  Please try again!")

2 Answers

imo
imo
7,891 Points
message = input("What would you like to tweet?  ")
# Your code here
# You have to erase this tweet(message) because you already have it in try except block
# The reason why it is failing is because when you run your program this tweet(message)
# is ran first and it does not handle the CommunicationError
tweet(message) #<----- erase this

try:
    tweet(message)
except CommunicationError:
    print("An error occurred attempting to connect to Twitter.  Please try again!")

Thank you!

seth schwan
seth schwan
1,487 Points

Thank You! This answer was just what I needed.