FAQ: Learn Python - Python Syntax - Hello World!

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I installed Python 2.7.17 to do this course. #1 says

Using a print statement, output a message of your choosing to the terminal.

So if you do…

print "Hello, world!"

It passes, but in Visual Studio Code, you will get

File “c:\Users\scott\Documents\Coding\Tutorials\Codecademy\Learn Python 2\01 - PYTHON SYNTAX\01 - Hello World!\script.py”, line 1
print “Hello, world!”
SyntaxError: Missing parentheses in call to ‘print’. Did you mean print(“Hello, world!”)?

Unless you do

print("Hello, world!")

Is there is reason for doing it this way in this lesson?

That’s because Python 2 is no longer supported. You must use Python 3 if you still want to perform Python commands.

I typed Python into the command line and for some reason it reported the latest version which is 3.x. I’ll just work around it :stuck_out_tongue: