The script name = raw_input("What is your name? ") print "Hello, ",name runs fine from the Windows prompt (cmd.exe), but when I run it in a shell buffer under XEmacs, I only see the text "What is your name? " AFTER I enter some text, so a run looks like this: H:\python>python xinput.py x What is your name? Hello, x Is there a workaround? Thanks.