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

Trevor McGill
Trevor McGill
1,409 Points

using external functions

I'm having issues with doing the code challenge. I feel like I'm already including what the hints suggest..

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?  ")

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

1 Answer

Dave StSomeWhere
Dave StSomeWhere
19,793 Points

The challenge is asking you to show the returned error message. You are incorrectly showing the original tweet text.

except MessageTooLongError as messError:
    print("Oh no! Your message was too long ({})".format(message))  # this line is incorrect
Trevor McGill
Trevor McGill
1,409 Points

Thanks for the help, Dave! I figured it out.