[Tutor] Re: Hello new to python and the mailing list, need some help

K J game at gameweave.com
Sun May 30 14:12:51 EDT 2004

Thank you to all that help me on that. I got it to write seperate lines with
out useing any loops. Thanks for telling my about the upper case thing I did
not know that. Here is the code I made:

name = raw_input("What is your name? ")
age = raw_input ("What is your age? ")
sex = raw_input ("What is your sex? ")

player = open("name.plr", 'w')
player.write (name+'\n')
player.write (age+'\n')
player.write (sex+'\n')

player = open("name.plr", 'r')
line_a = player.readline()
line_b = player.readline()
line_c = player.readline()

print line_a
print line_b
print line_c

The output is like this



Is there a way to bring the lines closer to gether? Sorry for all the
questions I still have not had time to go buy a Python book, I have only
been reading what I can on the internet and most of the tutorials don't
explain this stuff.
Thanks again,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Gauld" <alan.gauld at blueyonder.co.uk>
To: "K J" <game at gameweave.com>; <tutor at python.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2004 12:49 PM
Subject: Re: [Tutor] Hello new to python and the mailing list, need some

> Hi Kevin, welcome to Python.
> There are several points to mke, only one of which
> actually resolves your problem :-)
> > ...I want to write to a seperate line so that it will
> > print on the screen like this:
> > here is the code that I did:
> > NAME = raw_input("What is your name? ")
> > AGE = raw_input ("What is your age? ")
> > SEX = raw_input ("What is your sex? ")
> First, by convention all uppercase letters are usually
> reserved for fixed values or constants. Its just a convention
> but a pretty well respected one. A mnore normal convention
> for variable names is to keep then lower case and capitalize
> any secondary words within the name., like this:
> aLongName
> It doesn't change how the code works but makes it easier
> for other people to read your code.
> > player = open("name.plr", 'w')
> > player.write (NAME)
> You are writing the data but the data has no newline at the end.
> You need to add it. Unfortunately python files have a readline()
> method but no writeline() - for reasons which have always puzzled me!
> To add the newline we use the character sequence:
> '\n'
> so to write to the file you need to do:
> player.write(NAME+'\n')
> > player = open("name.plr", 'r')
> > line = player.readline()
> > player.close()
> This will only read one line of input, if you need to read the
> others you will either have to add multiple lines like the above
> or use a loop - which you may not have come across yet in whatever
> tutor you are following!
> HTH,
> Alan G
> Author of the Learn to Program web tutor
> http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/alan.gauld/tutor2
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