Blank Line at Program Exit

Dave Angel davea at
Sat Aug 22 16:51:08 CEST 2009

Steven Woody wrote:
> Hi,
> Any python program, even that does absolutely nothing in the code, will
> cause a blank line printed out when the program exit.  What's the reason?
>  Thanks.
I think the "blank line" is coming from your shell.  In Windows, I 
believe the shell emits a newline after running a program, probably to 
make sure the prompt starts in column 0.

Note that if your python program writes a partial line to stdout, this 
will "finish" the line before giving you the next prompt.  So the line 
isn't necessarily blank.


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