I am v. stupid, please help
Michael P. Reilly
arcege at shore.net
Wed Jun 30 08:05:45 EDT 1999
Klaus Alexander Seistrup <kas at maps.magnetic-ink.dk> wrote:
: Newbie wrote:
:> name = input('What is your name : ')
:> This works for integers but not for strings,
: Use raw_input() instead.
The input() function takes Python expressions, so strings must be
surrounded in quotes, tuples with parentheses, etc. You would would get
a NameError attempting to enter an unquoted string, because the string
would be taken as a variable name (referencing variables that do not
exist raise a NameError exception).
The raw_input() function returns the string as entered (as per UNIX
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