python 2.7.12 on Linux behaving differently than on Windows

BartC bc at freeuk.com
Tue Dec 6 12:36:23 EST 2016


On 06/12/2016 17:00, MRAB wrote:
> On 2016-12-06 13:52, BartC wrote:

>> Some special syntax is known about: | < and > for example. % less so
>> (I've never, ever used it in live input AFAIK).
>>
> [snip]
>
> You've never used ImageMagick?
>
> If you want to shrink an image to half its size:
>
>     convert dragon.gif -resize 50% half_dragon.gif

No. But that '50%' is seen by apps (eg. with Python's 'print sys.argv') 
on both Windows and Linux.

However, I can imagine that a calculator app might have trouble with 
some expressions:

    calculate 3*5

This expression might be seen as 345 if there happens to be file called 
'345' lying around.

-- 
Bartc


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