FAQ: Learn Python - Pyglatin - Check Yourself!

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I keep getting this error “Traceback (most recent call last):
File “python”, line 4, in
ExecTimeoutException: Program took too long to terminate.” at every stage of this exercise, even when i know the code is right because I used “show solution”.

Any ideas?

Hello @jonathanwachtel and welcome to the Codecademy Forums!

Check out this topic as it addresses the same issue.

Thank you but this actually doesn’t fix my issue. I am able to type a word into the display window but that is the point where it freezes until the error is returned.

The steps would be to run the script itself, move your cursor to the console on the right, click and type out your input followed by pressing enter to return your input to the script itself which can then continue its own process.

That is what I am doing. The error comes after I type the word and hit enter.

Hmm. I’ve had it bug out on me before with input() on the cc environment where running any code instantly threw a timeout error (as opposed to after a certain period of time) where I needed to either reset the lesson or entirely clear my browser cache to allow the input to work. Resetting the lesson is quite straightforward but some browsers only allow bulk deletion of the cache which could be annoying. Try the more basic resets first.

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This entire exercise was a disaster for me. Got errors on every single step, even though my code was identical to the solution. Same error as everyone has here. Did everything that was suggested in the forum. So frustrating, and a waste of time.


My answer was also absolutely identical to the solution and it still gave me an error about the else statement.