Noob raw_input question

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 19:21:08 CET 2010


On 2010-02-24 11:39 AM, Abigail wrote:
> Yesterday I downloaded and installed Python 3.1 and working through some
> examples but I have hit a problem
>
>>>> a = raw_input("Enter a number" )
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>    File "<pyshell#6>", line 1, in<module>
>      a = raw_input("Enter a number" )
> NameError: name 'raw_input' is not defined>>>a = raw_input("Enter a number
> ")
>
> What am I doing wrong?

Python 3 changed the name of raw_input() to input() (and the old input() method 
that evaluates the string was simply thrown out as being redundant and unsafe).

http://docs.python.org/dev/3.0/whatsnew/3.0.html

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco




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