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("> ")??? What exactly is input("> ") and why? I get the input part but..

Hi guys, might sound like a silly question but what exactly is input("> ") and why? I get the input and prompt part but..for what is the > in ("> ")? And why since it's not for bigger/lesser than..?

1 Answer

Josh Keenan
Josh Keenan
19,528 Points

Hey Andrew,

That's there for the end user, so when you ask for input it's not on an empty line, it outputs this


And only this will be output, the symbol doesn't matter it just is easier for a lot of users.

Play with it to see what I mean

Haha silly me..yes it makes complete sense, same as the prompt in python >>> ..one of those little UI/UX features that one takes for granted I guess and then ends up overthinking it! Thanks for the prompt reply!

Josh Keenan
Josh Keenan
19,528 Points

Happy to help mate! The community here is great