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Python Python Basics (2015) Shopping List App Break

What does the def mean?

def is a function in the code challenge

1 Answer

Benjamin Barslev Nielsen
Benjamin Barslev Nielsen
18,958 Points

def is not a function. def is a keyword indicating that you want to define a function, i.e., the syntax for function declarations in Python are:

def functionname( parameters ):

This means that loopy is a function in the coding challenges, since it has this form:

def loopy(items):

I hope this makes sense.