def the_flying_circus():

a=-1

if a>0:

return True

elif a<0 or a==0:

a=-1*a

else :

return a>=0

-all indents are correctly written

p.s. how can I utilize raw_input() here?

def the_flying_circus():

a=-1

if a>0:

return True

elif a<0 or a==0:

a=-1*a

else :

return a>=0

-all indents are correctly written

p.s. how can I utilize raw_input() here?

There is no return statement in your elif branch, so for `a < 0 or a == 0`

nothing will be returned.

You should change your function so that it takes a parameter a instead of setting a to -1 inside of the function. Then you can use raw_input().

```
input = raw_input("Pick a number:")
print the_flying_circus(input)
```