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Python Python Basics (Retired) Things That Count Exceptions

Workspace not indenting correctly

When I try to follow along with the code in this lesson, the workspace does not correctly indent (or rather, out-dent) the except block. No amount of manual jiggering of spacing will allow it to run.

This is what it looks like:

user_string = input("What's your word? ")
user_num = input("What's your number? ")

try:
  our_num = int(user_num)
  except:

If I adjust the spacing manually and continue, I get this error when trying to run:

IndentationError: unindent does not match any outer indentation level

3 Answers

jason chan
jason chan
31,008 Points

delete up adjacent line and then return. make sure the indents are 4 spaces if not it will break. The indents are supposed to mean brackets.

I'm using the Treehouse workspace, though - it automatically indented and unindented in the previous exercises. I'm not actually using spaces or tabs, just expecting it to behave consistently.

Osama Ahmaro
Osama Ahmaro
11,544 Points

I usually get this error when i am mixing tabs with spaces, try to only use spaces when indenting and that should solve it.

jason chan
jason chan
31,008 Points

Try using sublimetext or notepad++ or code or brackets. In professional world your going to use those tools. Or some other ide.