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Aw: Re: Re: Re: stuck on time


On 08/12/2019 14:39, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 9, 2019 at 1:36 AM Python <python at python.invalid> wrote:
>>
>> RobH wrote:
>>> On 08/12/2019 13:06, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
>>>>>>> In an interactive interpreter:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> def print_time():
>>>>>>>        current_time = time.strftime("%I:%M")
>>>>>>
>>>>>> What happens if you then do
>>>>>>
>>>>>> print_time()
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> print_time()
>>>>> on it's own returns NameError: name 'print_time' is not defined
>>>>
>>>> Notice the "then" above ?
>>>>
>>>> More precisely: directly one after the other without leaving the
>>>> interpreter ...
>>>>
>>>> Karsten
>>>>
>>> I'm not sure what you mean.
>>>
>>> Like this?
>>>   >>>print_time()
>>> Traceback (most recent call last)
>>> File "stdin>", line 1, in <module>
>>> File "stdin>", line 2, in print_time
>>> File "stdin>", line 2, in print_time
>>> File "stdin>", line 2, in print_time
>>> [Previous line  repeated 996 more times]
>>> RecursionError: maximum recursion depth excedded.
>>>
>>> Running the code in a shell , it is displaying the time and now also the
>>> date .
>>> Nothing else tho', as in no rectangle drawn
>>
>> Well... Maybe it's time to admit, Rob, that programming is not
>> your thing.
>>
> 
> That's rude and uncalled for, and since you're hiding behind
> anonymity, you're painting your newsgroup server in a bad light (it's
> proxad.net if anyone's curious).
> 
> Rob, I recommend working through a Python tutorial. There are some
> subtleties to what you're doing that would best be discovered through
> experimentation, and a good tutorial will help with that. Try this
> one:
> 
> https://docs.python.org/3/tutorial/index.html
> 
> ChrisA
> 

Thanks, but I am only using the code which someone else has written, and 
apparently it works ok for them and others but not for me.

I only came here to find out why, and that is why I posted the link to 
the code, which I thought would be helpful to anyone who wishes to reply.

I know I am not a python programmer, although have done some VB 
programming years ago.