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Python Python Basics All Together Now Handle Exceptions

Rama Isaac
Rama Isaac
Web Development Techdegree Student 486 Points

Question: is there a reason that num_tickets variable doesn't include int?

Couldn't we just type num_tickets = int((input("How many tickets you would like to purchase?"))

Is there a reason we are creating a separate code line to coerce the int?

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,977 Points

Hey Rama Isaac, good question.

It certainly would be acceptable to put the input() statement within an int() statement.

One reason to break it into two steps is if you are treating the string version differently than the integer version. If you print out the integer version it would have to be converted back to a string for the print.

It may also help readability by only putting the statements that might raise an error within the try block.

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!