Python – How to print one character at a time on one line

python

How would one print the string "hello world" onto one line, but one character at a time so that there is a delay between the printing of each letter? My solutions have either resulted in one character per line, or a delayed printing of the entire string at once. This is the closest I've gotten.

import time
string = 'hello world'
for char in string:
    print char
    time.sleep(.25)

Best Solution

Two tricks here, you need to use a stream to get everything in the right place and you also need to flush the stream buffer.

import time
import sys

def delay_print(s):
    for c in s:
        sys.stdout.write(c)
        sys.stdout.flush()
        time.sleep(0.25)

delay_print("hello world")