i get different answers based on run platform

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Thu Jul 7 14:58:22 EDT 2011

linda wrote:
> I have this simple palindrome program that yields different results
> depending on whether I run it from Windows or from IDLE.  The answer
> is correct off IDLE, but why is this the case?  Here's the code:
> def reverse(text):
>     return text[::-1]
> def is_palindrome(text):
>     return text==reverse(text)
> while True:
>     something=input('enter text:')

try changing this to:
       something = input('enter text:').rstrip('\n')

>     print(something)
>     print(something[::-1])
>     if (is_palindrome(something)):
>         print("yes, it is a palindrome")
>         break
>     else:
>         print("no, it is not a palindrome")
>         continue
> print ('done')

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