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

Blue Miles
Blue Miles
5,826 Points

Why is my try block not running for this problem?

try: message = input("What would you like to tweet? ") except CommunicationError: print("An error occurr...")

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?  ")
tweet(message)
try: 
    message = input("What would you like to tweet?  ")
except CommunicationError:
    print("An error occurred attempting to connect to Twitter. Please try again!")

1 Answer

diogorferreira
diogorferreira
19,362 Points

You need to call the tweet() with message being passed into it inside the try block.

Like this:

try:
    message = input("What would you like to tweet?  ")
    tweet(message)
except CommunicationError:
    tweet("An error occurred attempting to connect to Twitter. Please try again!")

You can delete the message and the tweet() from before