Why doesn't input code return 'plants' as in 'Getting Started with Beautiful Soup' text (on page 30) ?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Jul 12 22:48:18 CEST 2015


On 12/07/2015 21:29, Laura Creighton wrote:
> In a message of Sun, 12 Jul 2015 21:09:22 +0100, Mark Lawrence writes:
>> On 12/07/2015 20:47, Laura Creighton wrote:
>>> Simon Evans -- what editor are you using to write your Python code with?
>>>
>>> Laura Creighton
>>>
>>
>> Editor?  His earlier posts clearly show he's using the 2.7.6 32 bit
>> interactive interpreter on Windows.
>
> He's sending us that stuff, but he may be writing it someplace else
> first.  And that someplace else may be spitting out combined
> spaces and tabs.  If he is pasting that into the interpreter,
> that will cause tons of problems like he is seeing.
>
> Laura
>

At 18:33 BST Simon stated "I typed in (and did not copy and paste) the 
code...".  I started my reply with "You can tell that to the marines :)".

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Mark Lawrence



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