Weird Problem

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Thu Aug 21 23:09:13 CEST 2003


    Anand> Dont forget that 'input' is a keyword in python.

Not quite.  It's the name of a builtin function which almost nobody uses.

    Anand> It is used to accept user inputs as illustrated below.

    Anand> r=input("Write your name here: ")
    Anand> print r

It is essentially raw_input() wrapped in eval().

    Anand> Maybe the interpreter is getting confused with your variable
    Anand> <input> and the keyword "input".

Python never gets confused.  It always knows what it is doing. ;-)

Skip





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