String comparison

Paul Winkler slinkp23 at
Thu Oct 25 09:30:38 CEST 2001

On 24 Oct 2001 23:21:21 -0700, Shankar <SNeelakantan_C at> wrote:
>I started learning python recently and the examples given on
> only talk about number comparison.
>I tried:
>x = input("Proceed?");
>if x == 'y':
>       print "You typed y\n";
>This gives out a syntax error.

It should give you a name error.
What you want is raw_input, not input.

Doc strings are really helpful for seeing what somethign does:

>>> print input.__doc__
input([prompt]) -> value

Equivalent to eval(raw_input(prompt)).


Paul Winkler

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