user3223301 user3223301 - 4 months ago 100
Python Question

Pythonic alternative of gotoxy C code

I want to make a menu-driven program for elementary database management.

So, please provide me some idea on how to use alternative of gotoxy in python with the help of below example.

I have C code which draws a vertical & a horizontal line in the center of screen as below:

#include<stdio.h>
#define HLINE for(i=0;i<79;i++)\
printf("%c",196);
#define VLINE(X,Y) {\
gotoxy(X,Y);\
printf("%c",196);\
}
int main()
{
int i,j;
clrscr();
gotoxy(1,12);
HLINE
for(y=1;y<25;y++)
VLINE(39,y)
return 0;
}


Is there something like
gotoxy()
in Python too?

Answer

First, there's no such thing as gotoxy or clrscr in standard C. You're using a platform-specific library which provides them. The solution is the same for Python: use a library. One library that supports a vast number of terminals and is part of the Python distribution is curses. See http://docs.python.org/2/library/curses.html for the documentation.