On 4/9/2018 3:07 AM, Peter Otten 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
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
Terry Jan Reedy