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Python Python Basics (2015) Number Game App String length

Why didn't this code run when string was ("like this")?

I worked out that i needed to remove the quotations in the end, but I wondered, why wouldnt it pass me if I used a string inside quotations?

See my example.

def just_right("a string"):
  if len("a string") < 5:
    return "Your string is too short"
  elif len("a string") >5:
    return "Your string is too long"
    return True

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

The parameters of a function must be able to receive the parameter used to call the function. A string is a immutable object meaning it can not be changed (mutated) so it cannot be a parameter.

Post back if you need more details.