Hi Bumsfeld, thanks for sharing, I haven't come across this before

# works on Windows or Linux, also Vista
import os
os.system(['clear','cls'][os.name == 'nt'])

Can please tell me how is the following code is working. I mean,

>>> ['clear','cls'] [True]
'cls'
>>> ['clear','cls'] [False]
'clear'
>>> ['a','b']['some_string' == r'some_string']
'b'
>>> ['a','b']['some_string' == r'somestring']
'a'
>>>

is list and [True] is also another list, what is happening here? I have no knowledge on this, could please let me know what is happening?

Thanks in advance,
regards,
kath.

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vegaseat

Hi Bumsfeld,

# works on Windows or Linux, also Vista
import os
os.system(['clear','cls'][os.name == 'nt'])

I got it.. I was thinking ['clear','cls'] is list of string and [True] is a list of boolean. But the later is wrong. Later is a index, True will cast into 1 , hence that can deduced as

>>os.system(['clear','cls'][os.name == 'nt'])
>>'cls'
# [os.name == 'nt'] this part will result in either True or False
# hence we can rewrite the above line as
>>os.system(['clear', 'cls'][True]) # for eg:
# which is nothing but os.system(['clear', 'cls'])[1]
>>'cls'

Thanks a lot for this piece of code.. really I enjoyed it..


Cheers,
kath :icon_smile:

Hi Vegaseat,

Sorry kath, moved this out of 'Starting Python' the rules there are ...
vegaseat

No need to be sorry... Well, thanks for you to reminding me.

Cheers,
kath.

How can i control the position of the cursor ? something like this maybe:

print  "\n"*500
setCursor(0, 0)
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