[Tutor] variable from input?
carroll at tjc.com
Tue Oct 26 02:49:33 CEST 2004
On Mon, 25 Oct 2004, Rene Lopez wrote:
> is it possible to have the user input something with a raw_input
> command, and then base upon the input make that into the name of a
> for example:
> answer = raw_input("what is your name?")
> user types in Rene, and some how we end up with a variable named Rene?
I don't know the answer to this, and I suspect that if it's possible, it's
However, in general, anytime you're looking for something like this, the
real answer is that you'd be better off using a dictionary, where the
variable value is used as a key to the dictionary, i.e.,
The dictionary can index a number of objects of as much or as little
complexity as you require,
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