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mm0fmf none at invalid.com
Sat Dec 31 11:44:31 EST 2016


On 31/12/2016 15:46, Ian Kelly wrote:
> On Dec 31, 2016 1:48 AM, "mm0fmf" <none at invalid.com> wrote:
>
> On 30/12/2016 17:50, 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?
>>
>>
> "I have a doubt" is not the correct way to ask this kind of question in
> English.
>
> Doubt is used to mean lack of conviction or feeling of uncertainty so your
> question means "I feel uncertain that when I type Python the prompt will be
>>>> " and from the further responses this is not what you mean.
>
>
> "Doubt" means "question" in Indian English. It's every bit as correct as
> using "chips" to mean "French fries".
>

I could agree with you regarding "chips" but then we'd both be wrong. ;-)

Other way round. Chips, meaning fried potato pieces as opposed to fried 
potato slices, were being made in the UK and Europe a long time before 
being named "French Fries" by Americans. "French Fries" are now made 
from reconsituted potato pulp extruded into shape as opposed to pieces 
of freshly cut potato. Although you do get US "French Fries" in the UK. 
UK chips are normally quite unlike "French Fries" served in US fast food 
style establishments. Typically on UK menus it will say "Fries" or 
"French Fries" if you are not getting chips.

For the record, the best chips I've had come from The Netherlands, 
Belgium and Yorkishire, England in that order.




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