Printing to Console

Python provides a print() function to print output to the console.

Just like Write-Host or Write-Output cmdlet in PowerShell, in fact in PowerShell, it’s much simpler and we can directly output string to the console.
But, there is a catch, Write-Host sends output directly to the console.

Strings inside quotes are sent to a different PowerShell Stream called Output stream (the default PowerShell stream) , which can be piped and be used by cmdlets following the pipeline or can be stored in a variable.

Reading from Console

Prompting input from users in the PowerShell console is as easy as using the cmdlet `Read-Host`, which can reads a line of input from the console. You can add the string you want to prompt the users for the input, store the line of input to variable.
Whereas, Python provides an built-in method `input()` to read a string from standard input from the console, and the trailing newline char (Line-Feed) when the user hits enter, is stripped away.


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