[Tutor] Python Versions

earlylight publishing earlylightpublishing at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 13 08:13:06 CET 2007

I'm a "she" not a "he".  :-)  But actually I don't believe I was a member of this group when I was working with the book "A Byte Of Python"  I don't believe I ever described a problem with raw_input here.  That concept seems pretty clear to me but as you say the OP hasn't described a specific problem.  As I said before, it was the fact that the author was describing features that I was not seeing in the shell that prompted me to try to figure out the "new window" feature.    As soon as I solved the shell problem I had no further difficulties understanding the concepts in the book.  I just thought I'd share what worked for me.  :-)
  The OP has not specified what his problems specifically are, but
publishing" described his problem before, and he was not understanding
the >>> prompt was expecting immediate keyboard input when he typed in 
raw_input(). So a noob cannot figure out why it is advantageous to have
raw_input function that immediately asks for input. He thinks, "why
 can't I 
put the input in directly?" That is why putting a program into an edit 
window is very advantageous.

I believe it is very likely that raw_input() is the culprit of

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