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

Shavez Memon
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Task 3 Solution?

Hi, this is my code for task 3 and it isn't working. Can anyone help?

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

try:
    tweet(message)
except CommunicationError:
    print("An error occurred attempting to connect to Twitter. Please try again!")
except MessageTooLongError as err:
    print("Oh no! Your message was too long (...)")

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
205,347 Points

The instructions say "Where ... is the text from the exception." So instead of actual dots, they mean you should insert the message that comes in with the exception there.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
205,347 Points

There's no single correct solution since there are several equally valid ways to format output. You might review the course with the lesson on exception handling if you want to see some examples.