Introduction to Built-Ins in Python

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In this lesson, we're going to cover built-in functions and review the categories for these functions so that you get a sense of what they do. This lesson is part of a series of content designed to help you learn to program with the Python programming language.

Learning Objectives

  • When the Python runtime starts up it bootstraps several built-in functions. These functions fall into some basic categories including:
    • Object-focused
    • Name-binding-focused
    • Encoding-focused
  • Two built-in functions of note at this stage are:
    • The print function, which is used to display text-based output in the console
    • The input function, which is used to get text-based input from the console

Intended Audience

This lesson was designed for first-time developers wanting to learn Python. 

Prerequisites 

This is an introductory lesson and doesn’t require any prior programming knowledge.

 

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