[Tutor] paste question
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Sat Sep 27 21:27:56 CEST 2008
<cuciferus at gmail.com> wrote
Sorry but I'm confused.
> I made a little script to whom I wish to pass some pasted(with
> click(x11 style)) multi-row text. But if I pass say 99 rows it
> crashes with no
> error it exits to bash. Any ideas why?
Do you mean you are trying to paste a long piece of text into the
Otherwise I'm not sure what the code below has to do with anything?
> from sys import exit
you don;t use exit...
> while True:
This will loop forever (or until an error) since you have no break
> if s=="finish":
> print "you have ", ((a-1)/5), " questions left"
You might be wanting to use the % mod operator here instead
of division? Otherwise it will always report a low value. And 'a'
records how many responses have been given not how many
questions are left.
> print "in", ((a-1)/100), " pages"
Similarly a has nothing to do with pages... It looks like you
need more variables, or something!
This does't make much sense to me either.
But mostly I'm confused about what exactly you are doing with
the paste and when.
Assuming it is at the raw_input stage you could try printing
s just to see what was read. That way when it exists you
should still see what was last input.
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