Providing 'default' value with raw_input()?

Alex Martelli aleax at
Fri Dec 23 06:49:50 CET 2005

Bengt Richter <bokr at> wrote:
> If you want to edit text, maybe the best thing is a text editor?
> Why not write it into a temp file and start the user's favorite editor

Agreed.  There's a recipe for that in the online Python Cookbook, and we
edited and enhanced that into the 2nd edition of the printed (O'Reilly)
Python Cookbook, too.


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