newbie question: if var1 == var2:
reggiedugard at sbcglobal.net
Sat Nov 29 21:54:39 CET 2008
On Fri, 2008-11-28 at 19:47 -0800, joemacbusiness at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi All,
> I dont understand why the following code never finds "tree".
The problem is that the lines you are reading from the file have a
newline at the end so 'tree' != 'tree\n'. See below for suggested
> I could not find the answer in the Python tutorials.
> Here is the code, test43.in, and runtime:
> fp = open("test43.in")
> var = 'tree'
> for item in fp:
item = item.strip() # Strip off white space
# No commas necessary at the end of the prints
# now that we've removed the newlines.
> print "item:", item
> if item == var:
> print "found tree:", item
Hope this helps you understand what was happening. Have fun with
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