I prefer using partial than introducing new syntax:

print_to_stderr = functools.partial(print, file=sys.stderr)

print_to_stderr('first line')
print_to_stderr('second line')

- Tal

On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 10:56 PM, Erick Tryzelaar <idadesub@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
This might be a minor thing, but I kind of wish that I could write this:

sys.stderr.print('first line')
sys.stderr.print('another line here')
sys.stderr.print('and again')

instead of:

print('first line', file=sys.stderr)
print('another line here', file=sys.stderr)
print('and again', file=sys.stderr)

As it's a lot easier to read for me. Of course you can always add
spaces to make the lines line up, but with a long print statement your
eye has to go a long distance to figure out what file, if any, you're
printing to. It could be pretty simple to add:

class ...:
 def print(*args, **kwargs):
   io.print(file=self, *args, **kwargs)

I haven't been able to find any discussion on this, has this already
been rejected?
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