[Tutor] Newbie question re: user interaction

Michael Schmitt lgwb@home.com
Thu, 1 Feb 2001 21:20:23 -0600

Name = raw_input("What is your name\n")
print "Hello", Name

simple enough?  Ya, I agree, it seems as input is well hidden in most Python

Michael Schmitt

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Subject: [Tutor] Newbie question re: user interaction

> Hello,
>     I'm a clueless newbie who has been self-teaching Python (and
programming) for approximately one week.  I have made my stab at immortality
by writing a random-name generator and submitting it to the Useless Python
Scripts page.
> Anyway, I understand enough of Python to look up the bits I don't remember
in the manual, write simple functions, &c.  The part in my manual (O'Reilly
'Learning Python') about classes is complete gibberish to me, but I'm sure
that will change in time.
> Anyway, what I'm writing to ask about is, how do I do the equivalent of
the following BASIC function in Python?
> 10 INPUT "What is your name?" N$
> 20 PRINT "Hello, " N$ "!"
> This is a staggeringly simple piece of code and I instinctively feel that
a well-designed language like Python must have a simple and elegant way of
replicating it.  However, all I've managed to gather from the manual is that
if I do something horribly complicated with the cmd module then I might be
able to do something that vaguely mimics the code above.  Please tell me I'm
> Thanks very much for any help, Gus Hungerford.
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