[Tutor] Is input a Python function or command?

Nathan Pinno falcon3166 at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 1 04:05:33 CEST 2005


Thanks Luke. Saved me quite a headache. I will use in_file instead. Makes 
more sense anyway.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "luke p" <rabidpoobear at gmail.com>
To: "Nathan Pinno" <falcon3166 at hotmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2005 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [Tutor] Is input a Python function or command?


why do you want to use input as a variable?

did you try testing it on the interactive prompt?
>>> input
(built-in function input)
>>>hello = "test"
>>>input()
hello
"test"

so yep it's a builtin function.

try to come up with more explanatory names.
or just name all your variables "tmp" and "temp" and "x".

or you can just overwrite the input function n the namespace.

I'm sure some people would consider these approaches evil, however, so
you probably shouldn't do it unless your code is for your use only.

HTH,
Luke


On 7/31/05, Nathan Pinno <falcon3166 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Is input a Python function or command? I need to know because I'm planning
> to use it as a variable, and don't want to get an error.
>
> Thanks,
> Nathan
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