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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping For Loops

How come the function of the 'in' command changes in the for loop?

Isn't the 'in' command supposed to check if the first value is in the second and not setting the first as the second?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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The word "in" has 2 different uses in Python. One is as a comparison operator, where it functions as you first describe.

The other is when used with "for", where it assigns a different element of a sequence to a variable for each pass of a loop.

Python recognizes when "for" and "in" are used together and creates a loop instead of making a comparison.