Commit 87e37794 authored by Simon Sebastian Humpohl's avatar Simon Sebastian Humpohl
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Add input module with query_yes_no

parent 156e55a0
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## qutil.caching
Here you find decorators, functions and classes that help you implement caching like `file_cache` and `lru_cache`. This is helpful if you need to call computationally expensive functions with the same arguments repeatedly.
## qutil.input
User input related functions like `query_yes_no`.
import sys
def query_yes_no(question, default="yes"):
"""Ask a yes/no question via raw_input() and return their answer.
"question" is a string that is presented to the user.
"default" is the presumed answer if the user just hits <Enter>.
It must be "yes" (the default), "no" or None (meaning
an answer is required of the user).
The "answer" return value is True for "yes" or False for "no".
"""
valid = {"yes": True, "y": True, "ye": True,
"no": False, "n": False}
if default is None:
prompt = " [y/n] "
elif default == "yes":
prompt = " [Y/n] "
elif default == "no":
prompt = " [y/N] "
else:
raise ValueError("invalid default answer: '%s'" % default)
while True:
sys.stdout.write(question + prompt)
choice = raw_input().lower()
if default is not None and choice == '':
return valid[default]
elif choice in valid:
return valid[choice]
else:
sys.stdout.write("Please respond with 'yes' or 'no' "
"(or 'y' or 'n').\n")
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