Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

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

Why on python,practice creating and using function,task 2....if i want to tell except..python tell me syntax error(help)

How to solve this thing? except syntax error(why?) ^

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 (
# Your code here
from twitter import tweet
message=input("What would you like to sent?")

3 Answers

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 90,705 Points

If you look at the import statement on line 13, it's asking you to raise an exception for both the MessageTooLong and CommunicationError. It's all about error handling.

Tip, this is where you practice what you learned about Try Catch blocks.

Thank you for this idea!

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
215,954 Points

Here's some hints:

  • the "import" is already done for you, don't do it again
  • the "input" was also already done, leave the original line as it was
  • for task 2, you need to add "try" and "except" statements around the "tweet" call
  • remember to indent the "tweet"
  • the "except" block will need to "print" the error message

I will try this right now,thank you so much.

Still telling me that exceptt is an syntax error,can someone sent me a photo with the code please?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
215,954 Points

Most students probably don't keep completed challenges around; but if you show what the code looks now after your changes, someone can probably point out what's left to be done.