[Tutor] Please help me get started on how to program useing python
Brian van den Broek
bvande at po-box.mcgill.ca
Sat Mar 12 00:23:09 CET 2005
Danny Yoo said unto the world upon 2005-03-11 16:07:
> On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 Jeff420harris00 at wmconnect.com wrote:
> When we ask: "Is the number 'one' greater than the number 'two'?", Python
> is telling us "No!" by giving us back the value 'False'. Whenever we ask
> Python a question that's a yes/no sort of thing, Python will respond with
> a value like 'True' or 'False'.
> We can also compare strings to see if a word is "bigger" than another
> word, based on where it might be located in a dictionary. For example:
>>>>"application" < "applied"
>>>>"applied" < "application"
A slight refinement of what Danny said: for strings, comparisons
determine which string is "bigger" based on a concept of `dictionary
order' where x is `bigger' than y if it comes later in a dictionary
which puts uppercase letters before lower case ones.
>>> 'z' < 'a'
>>> 'Z' < 'a'
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