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So I want to program

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  1. nopity

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    so i recently picked up a python book, but my question is whats happening when i type in "print <whatever>" like what is the actual code produced in that line to make it print? im going to get shutdown here, but im really curious because well, I want to program!

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    nopity
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    depends on the program language being used & why do you think you are going to be shutdown?
     
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    i figured that but is there a way to find out what a line of code actually means? and just because people arent supposed to know that stuff.
     
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    start reading books about programming as there is a number of different program languages out there like cobal, basic, visual basic & others. who says or said "people aren't supposed to know that stuff."?
     
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    the man doesnt people knowing that stuff. but ill have to check around and look for something. thanks!
     
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    who told you that because if he didn't want people knowing that then there would be no computers & smart phones?
     
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    got me there
     
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    http://www.cplusplus.com/reference/cstdio/printf/

    Don't forget that for most uses these days "print" and "type" mean practically the same.. whereas decades ago "print" sent <whatever> direct to the printer spooler and "type" sent the output to the "screen" or "TTY" output
     
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    ill keep that in mind, and thanks thats a cool piece of knowledge. :)
     

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