New to Python & hello

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New to Python & hello

Postby Pointer » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:54 pm

Hi Python folk,

I'm just dipping my toe into Python for the first time by trying to tweak some existing code and wondering if I can ask for some help?

Currently the script passes some info like this into python from the command like: word1,word2,12345:678:9,12345

I'm looking to enter this info after a request from the script using something like: packet = input('Enter Packet: ');

This is my failed attempt, wondering what I'm doing wrong? Thanks for any tips.
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packet = input('Enter Packet: ');
for arg in sys.argv[1:]:
    last_comma = arg.rfind(',')
    if last_comma < 0:
        print("Invalid input:" + arg)
        crc1 = int(arg[last_comma + 1:])
        print("Invalid input:" + arg)
    arg = arg[:last_comma]
    crc2 = get_crc16_xmodem(arg)
    if crc1 == crc2:
        print("CRC OK: %(arg)s" % vars())
        print('CRC ERROR: "%(arg)s" expected %(crc2)d but got %(crc1)s' % vars())
Last edited by stranac on Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: New to Python & hello

Postby stranac » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:03 pm

My best guess would be that you want to get rid of the for loop , and use packet everywhere where arg was used.
But I can't be sure, since you haven't explained what you want all that well.

It looks like that code was written by someone not very familiar with python...

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