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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raising Exceptions

Erik Embervine
Erik Embervine
Python Development Techdegree Student 514 Points

why does Craig choose to raise an exception of type "ValueError" in the split_check() function?

i thought values less than 1 (like 0) resulted in a "ZeroDivisionError"?

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
217,572 Points

Performing an invalid division would generate an exception automatically. But before even trying the math, this code is detecting that a wrong value was entered, so "ValueError" is a more appropriate type.