FAQ: Code Challenge: Python Functions - Bond

This community-built FAQ covers the “Bond” exercise from the lesson “Code Challenge: Python Functions”.

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Here’s a little fun code for your wanna be spy self:

#now let's make our own introduction machine
def simple_introducer():
  """This functon asks the user for two strings."""
  print("This will take two strings. First and last name. Then it will give you your spy name.")
  first_name = str(input("First name "))
  last_name = str(input("second name please "))
  return(last_name + ", " + first_name + " " + last_name)


Hi, I know this question seems very silly but I have done this problem like 8 times and keep getting invalid syntax, with a ^ pointing to the +. I have looked at the solution and it looks exactly the same as the function I have typed. Am i missing something?

def introduction(first_name, last_name):
   return last_name + ", " + first_name + " " +

The last_name variable needs to be on the same line as the return. As it appears now, it is outside of the function. The interpreter is expecting something after the plus and finds nothing, so raises an error.

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