[Tutor] python syntax: underscore

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 15:25:24 CEST 2007

On Thu, 2007-07-12 at 13:04 +0100, Michael Connors wrote:
> Hi,
> I was following the thread on about the _("xx") thingy.
> Since then I played around a bit with underscores at the console and
> it seems to me that if you execute code with a return value but you
> dont save the result, then  _ is a pointer to this value. 
> Is that correct?


'''The special identifier "_" is used in the interactive interpreter to
store the result of the last evaluation; it is stored in the __builtin__
module. When not in interactive mode, "_" has no special meaning and is
not defined.'''

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