Wait for a keypress before continuing?

John Doe jdoe at usenetlove.invalid
Tue Aug 16 23:59:32 CEST 2011

Tim Roberts <timr probo.com> wrote: 

> John Doe <jdoe at usenetlove.invalid> wrote: 
>>def wait_for_keystroke(): 
>>  char=0 while not (char==chr(27) or char==chr(110)): 
>>    char=msvcrt.getch() if char==0: 
>>      return 
>>That freezes the process. 
> That exact code works perfectly for me.  The function returns as
> soon as I press the escape key.  You are running this from a
> console process, and not a GUI process, right? 

No. I am running this from within Windows, all sorts of Windows. 

So... Does that mean I will need something complex like a keyboard
hook? Or what? 


>>That means char=msvcrt.getch() is getting something?
> Did you ever think about inserting a debug statement to help you?
>         print hex(ord(char))

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