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Python

Why have the \n>

I understand what \n does but don't understand why you would add the >

def remove_from_list():
    what_to_remove = input("What would you like to remove?\n> ")
    try:
        shopping.list.remove(what_to_remove)
    except ValueError:
        pass
    show_list()

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,274 Points

That's known as a "prompt symbol". It's a way to show the user that they are expected to type something on that line.

A single ">" character is a common convention that many users will recognize. In this case, it would probably work just as well to omit both the newline and the ">" symbol and leave the cursor sitting after the question.