learning and experimenting python.

BartC bc at freeuk.com
Fri Dec 30 13:51:06 EST 2016


On 30/12/2016 18:44, Ian Kelly wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 11:50 AM,  <einstein1410 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I am the new comer and learner of python.
>> I have a doubt that when I type python and press enter it shows a prompt like
>>>>>
>> But why it is >>> ?
>> Is there any special reason?
>> Why it is not setted as @,& or any other special characters?
>
> Because it's easy to recognize as a prompt, I would guess. You can
> customize it by importing the 'sys' module and changing the values of
> sys.ps1 and sys.ps2.
>
>>>> import sys

In usenet posts >>> gets confused for quoted material 3 levels deep 
(which on my newsreader is shown as coloured vertical bars on the left).

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Bartc


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