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input v raw_input
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Source code: yraw Module: Y102

# input v raw_input - Python 2 only
# In Python 3, to get the old behavior of input() , use eval(input()) .

"""input returns an object that's the result
of evaluating the expression. raw_input returns
a string"""

name = "Arthur"
age = 45

first = raw_input("Please enter your age ")
second = input("Please enter your age again ")

# first will always contain a string

# second could contain any object and you can even
# type in a calculation and use "name" and "age" as
# you enter it at run time ...

print "You said you are",first
print "Then you said you are",second

""" examples of that running:

-bash-3.2$ python yraw
Please enter your age 45
Please enter your age again 45
You said you are 45
Then you said you are 45
-bash-3.2$ python yraw
Please enter your age 45 + 7
Please enter your age again 45 + 7
You said you are 45 + 7
Then you said you are 52


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