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    HiHe 174   4 Years Ago

    In Python2 the input() function actually uses raw_input() and eval(). You can enter a string with input() if you put it in quotes. The function eval can turn evil if you enter a command to whipe out your hard disk for instance. With Python3 raw_input() turns into simply input() and … Read More

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    My advice, in Python2 it is better not to use the input() function. If you don't want to type raw_input all the time start your code with something like this ... >>> input = raw_input >>> >>> name = input("Enter your name: ") Enter your name: Clark Kent >>> name … Read More

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Just use raw_input like you say yourself.

name = raw_input('Enter a name\n')

What is your problem, actually?

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Im actually a beginner and was jus curious to know if using only input and then type casting it to string was possible...was jus trying to do something like this, for example ;

>>> input()
3 * 4 ** 5
3072

This cant be done with rawinput, so was just wondering...

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In Python2 the input() function actually uses raw_input() and eval().
You can enter a string with input() if you put it in quotes.
The function eval can turn evil if you enter a command to whipe out your hard disk for instance.

With Python3 raw_input() turns into simply input() and gives a string, thus eliminating the dangers of eval().

Edited by HiHe: eval

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My advice, in Python2 it is better not to use the input() function. If you don't want to type raw_input all the time start your code with something like this ...

>>> input = raw_input
>>> 
>>> name = input("Enter your name: ")
Enter your name: Clark Kent
>>> name
'Clark Kent'
>>> 

... now you are in line with Python3 syntax.

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