New submission from Jonathan Fine email@example.com:
Interactive code examples need the prompt to be stripped, before copy-and-paste. This is explained in https://docs.python.org/3/tutorial/introduction.html
But this page does not tell us about the [>>>] prompt-toggle at top of each interactive code example. This caused a user error, reported in https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-ideas/2018-August/052869.html.
The [>>>] toggle isn't in the Python 2.7 docs, so nothing to fix there!
assignee: docs@python components: Documentation messages: 323839 nosy: docs@python, jfine2358 priority: normal severity: normal status: open title: docs: tutorial/introduction doesn't mention toggle of prompts versions: Python 3.4, Python 3.5, Python 3.6, Python 3.7, Python 3.8
David Justo firstname.lastname@example.org added the comment:
Hi folks! I'm interested in contributing to this issue, but I'm unsure about the context.
>>>> prompts be toggled on-and-off in the docs? I do not
but isn't that the default? If so, I have JS enabled and I do not see how to toggle them
out :) . Maybe that's part of what we need to fix as well.
Thanks for your time!