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Python Python Basics (2015) Number Game App String length

Stefan Müller
Stefan Müller
559 Points

What's with the challenge "string length" in Python Basics? It throws an error everytime. In worksp. the fct works.

This is my function: def str_len(string): if(len(string) < 5): print("Too short") elif(len(string) > 5): print("Too long") else: return True

It works fine in the workspace. I also tried to add a "try", still the same. Do I misunderstand the challenge?

strlen.py
def just_right(word):
    try:
        str(word)
    except ValueError:

    else:
        if(len(word) < 5):
            print("Your string ist too short.")
        elif(len(word) > 5):
            print("Your string is too long.")
        else:
            return True

2 Answers

Robin *
Robin *
5,670 Points

You need to use return instead of print ie:

if len(word) < 5:
    return "Your string is too short"

There is also a typo in your first if statement

Stefan Müller
Stefan Müller
559 Points

Thx Fish Soup, seems I'm not able to read the instructions... But that's better than not being able to understand them...