why we need backlash after "a"?
I didn't understand why he put a backslash () after "a". I tried running the code without the backslash after "a", and I got the same result as he did.
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The backslash after the letter 'a' helps moving the rest of the sentence on a new line (otherwise it becomes very long and hard to read).
Consider the following cases:
1. Correctly moving the code to a new line using a backslash. Note that you shouldn't have any characters on the first line after the backslah (even spaces). Otherwise, the code will return a syntax error.
2. Writing the code on a single line but leaving the backslash - here, we've introduced an unwanted backslash in the output:
3. Writing the code on a single line and removing the backslash between 'a' and 'fish' - this produces the same output as the one shown by Giles (case 1 above).
4. Moving the code to a new line without adding a backslash - this produces an error as we've moved the code to a new line incorrectly.
Hope this helps!