learning and experimenting python.
torriem at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 14:49:22 EST 2016
On 12/30/2016 12:08 PM, einstein1410 at gmail.com wrote:
> LAN you are right. I am agree with you that it's easy to recognise.
> But look
> $ for normal user
> # for special user/root
> % for other shell
>>>> For python
> And so on...
> Why their developer selected that?
> Is there any special reason?
Is there a special reason bourne shell uses $ and #? Coming from an old
DOS background (>) I found that rather jarring at first. There's no
particular reason for any of those shell prompts. You say "%" is for
"other shell." Which shells? *Any* other shell? These are all just
Furthermore, Python is not a shell, so why would you expect an
interactive python prompt to look like bourne shell? Wouldn't that just
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No thanks. I think using > as a prompt character work very well. I
suppose Python could have made the prompt a bit more like ruby:
But that's a bit busy.
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