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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raise an Exception

Jeremy Macdonald
Jeremy Macdonald
238 Points


When I run this code in the terminal, it works just fine. I can figure out what is wrong with it.

def suggest(product_idea):
    if len(product_idea) <= 3:
        raise ValueError("Ideas must be longer than 3 characters")
    return product_idea + "inator"

    new_idea = input("What is your new idea?  ")
    idea = suggest(new_idea)
except ValueError as err:
    print("Oh no! Your idea needs more characters. Try again...")
    idea = suggest(new_idea)
    print("{}, what a great idea!".format(idea))

1 Answer

The suggest function by itself will pass the challenge.

Using input() in the challenges when it is not mentioned in the challenge instructions usually fails the challenge, since the checker does not provide input for it..

Jeremy Macdonald
Jeremy Macdonald
238 Points

Thank you. I was so confused. I kept checking it and knew it worked.