[Tutor] run with default value if input not given

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Mon Oct 29 08:31:49 CET 2012

Saad, please don't send HTML emails, as it destroys the essential 
formatting of your code.

On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 11:06:14AM +0500, Saad Javed wrote:

> How can I make this program run with the default value of x if I don't
> specify an argument at the command line?

arguments = sys.argv[1:]  # get the list of command line arguments
if arguments:
    # There are some.
    # There are no arguments.

Or if you prefer, check that len(sys.argv) > 1.


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