Does underscore has any special built-in meaningin Python ?

dandi kain dandi.kain at
Wed Jul 29 13:59:55 EDT 2009

Hello everybody,
I have just started learning Python.I heard its simple so I pick a
presentation [1] and tried to work on it.But when it comes to
underscores leading and trailing an object I dont understand any.I
look through the python manual also but that was not helping .I
searched some forums and I still dont have a clear picture.

What is the functionality of __ or _ , leading or trailing an object ,
class ot function ? Is it just a naming convention to note special
functions and objects , or it really mean someting to Python ?

Thanks ahead ,


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