On 4/9/2018 3:07 AM, Peter Otten wrote:
brg...@gmail.com wrote:

I typed the If part of an If/Else statement, but did not get a prompt at
the beginning of the next line when I hit return. Instead, the cursor
lined up under the "p" of "print." Here is the line of text (it's part of
a longer bit of coding, I copied out of a textbook).

if right_this_minute in odds:
        print("This minute seems a little odd.")    [Return]

You can't see it, but the cursor is blinking under the "p."

Why is this happening and what's the fix?

It works as designed; the interpreter has no way of knowing whether you are
about to write another line belonging to the if suite, like in

if foo:
    print("clearing foo")
    foo = False

To enter 'else', instead of another line under 'if', hit backspace.

That's why you have to hit <return> twice to trigger execution of the code.

When you are done entering the complete multiline statement.

By the way, when you copy (or write) a "longer bit" I recomend that you put
the code into a py file so that you don't have to retype it when you want to
make a small modification. Instead you can just hit F5 and see the effect of
your changes.

Terry Jan Reedy


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