exit to interpreter?

Steven W. Orr steveo at syslang.net
Tue Mar 27 17:17:43 CEST 2007


On Friday, Mar 23rd 2007 at 10:52 -0700, quoth belinda thom:

=>I'm writing a function that polls the user for keyboard input,  
=>looping until it has determined that the user has entered a valid  
=>string of characters, in which case it returns that string so it can  
=>be processed up the call stack. My problem is this. I'd also like it  
=>to handle a special string (e.g. 'quit'), in which case control  
=>should return to the Python command line as opposed to returning the  
=>string up the call stack.
=>
=>sys.exit seemed like a good choice, but it exits the python interpreter.
=>
=>I could use an exception for this purpose, but was wondering if  
=>there's a better way?

I was reading other people's responses. Why not simply use the python 
debugger?

http://docs.python.org/lib/module-pdb.html

Yes? No?

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