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Python Python Basics (2015) Number Game App String length

Michael Wong
Michael Wong
817 Points

Python Basic: String Length compare is not passing:

I am doing one of the Python Basic task where the directions is to create a new function to print whether the string is too long or too short. I have run this code in workspace and it appears to be working correctly, however, it is not passing the in-line submission:

Here is my code snippet: def just_right(mw_string): if len(mw_string) < 5: print ("Your string is too short.") elif len(mw_string) > 5: print("Your string is too long.") else: return True

Can I get guidance?

strlen.py
def just_right(mw_string):
    if len(mw_string) < 5:
        print ("Your string is too short.")
    elif len(mw_string) > 5:
        print("Your string is too long.")
    else:
        return True

1 Answer

Stuart Wright
Stuart Wright
41,103 Points

You need to return something in all three outcomes. You are printing instead of returning in two out of the three possible outcomes.

Michael Wong
Michael Wong
817 Points

Thank you for the hint .. I had a good guess after reading the first four words in your comment ..