Strange (for a newbie) problem

wes weston wweston at
Sat Feb 21 23:39:29 CET 2004

    Yes, more info is needed. One thing that could move
your error to a latter line and confuse you is that you
can "multiply" strings.

 >>> x='5'
 >>> print 6*x
 >>> print type(x)
<type 'str'>


Angelo Secchi wrote:
> I'm experiencing the following problem. 
> I have a python script where a certain point I have to
> define a variable called 'code' like:
> code=151
> The program works fine but if I change that line in 'code=sys.argv[1]'
> using the sys module in order to give to the program that code as a
> parameter (i.e. I then run this script as "python 151" from
> the shell) then the program returns an error complaining that a certain
> variable different from code is not defined.
> What is my mistake?
> Thanks
> angelo

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