GetDistance displaying the distance automatically

I notice that the GetDistance method prints the distance without being asked to. You can see this by running the example in the help file.

import rhinoscriptsyntax as rs
dist = rs.GetDistance()
if dist:
    print dist

Take a look at the results:


Having the distance automatically print shouldn’t be happening, in my opinion. Even if I wanted to make use of that (which I don’t) I would want to control the decimal precision that is displayed. But I don’t believe this should be happening at all. If I want the distance displayed, It’s easy enough to do, and also to control how it is displayed.



Thanks @DanBayn.

– Dale