Python Python Basics (2015) Number Game App String length

Why is this not acceptable? The code works in the shell.

I don't fully understand why this is not acceptable. I used this exact code in the workspace and it runs fine but yet it is not an accepted answer here for some reason.
def just_right(arg):
    if len(arg) < 5:
        print("Your string is too short")
    elif len(arg) > 5:
        print("Your string is too long")
        return True

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! Yes, your code runs perfectly fine in the workspace and prints out the results you would expect. However, the challenge requirements state that your code should return those strings, not print them.

Much as the else statement has a return, so should your if and elif. That being said, your logic and syntax are spot on so good work there!

Hope this helps! :sparkles: