Putting asterisks around text

MRAB google at mrabarnett.plus.com
Mon Feb 9 13:40:05 EST 2009

D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Feb 2009 10:09:26 -0800
> "todpose at hotmail.com" <todpose at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm trying to write a program that puts asterisks around the input text using while loop.
>> I can do this without using while loop, but how can you do that using while loop?Example:Enter a string: Hello world***********Hello world***********
> while understand_problem is False:
>     study("textbook")
> complete("homework")
> if want_help is True:
>     study("http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html")
That's not Pythonic, and you shouldn't use "is" except when checking for
identity. The recommended style is:

     while not understand_problem:


     if want_help:

See how much clearer that is? ;-)

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