Puzzling input problem
chris.gonnerman at usa.net
Thu Mar 22 05:02:38 CET 2001
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen R. Figgins" <fig at monitor.net>
Subject: Puzzling input problem
> I ran into a puzzling problem combining print with raw_input().
> Normally I would pass the prompt string to raw_input, but instead I
> tried something like this:
> print "prompt string: ",
> answer = raw_input()
> print answer
> When it prints answer, it is indented one space. Why is raw_input()
> putting a space in there? Is it a bug, a feature, an unintended side
> effect? input() does this too. I am currently using Active Python 2.0
> build 202.
Actually, raw_input isn't the culprit, exactly. The print statement's
handler doesn't know that raw_input() has modified the screen contents, so
still behaves like the cursor is just after the "prompt string: " on the
inserting a space as the ref guide says it will.
Do it this way instead:
answer = raw_input("prompt string: ")
and you should get what you want.
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