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Python Python Basics (Retired) Shopping List Shopping List Project

I do not understand the use of == (double equal sign.)

its not specific as to why they are being used.

2 Answers

Ernestas Sipavicius
Ernestas Sipavicius
6,327 Points

Double equal means equal to something. if (2 == 2) { //equal }else{ //not equal }

One = equal means you assign value to variable.

variable = "my Text";

Alicia Leslie
Alicia Leslie
4,209 Points

n = 5

if n == 5: print 'Yay!'

without the first n =5, the second n == 5 would be false and not print.