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Python Python Basics Types and Branching If, Else and Elif

Arnon Pilz
Arnon Pilz
198 Points

what is the meaning of the colons (:)? and how do i know when to put them? for example, else and maximilane. thanks

what is the meaning of the colons (:)? and how do I know when to put them? for example, else and maximilane.

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
215,940 Points

The colons are just part of the syntax, and one goes at the end of any "if", "else" or "elif" statement no matter what is actually being tested (like the name "Maximilliane"). It may help remembering if you associate the colons with indenting the next line, which is also done with each of these.

I had forgotten that Craig refers to me in the video — it was fun seeing that again!

Arnon Pilz
Arnon Pilz
198 Points

thanks, I appreciate your help!