[Python-3000] Pre-PEP: Simple input built-in in Python 3000

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Dec 22 21:52:02 CET 2006

At 12:20 PM 12/22/2006 -0800, Brett Cannon wrote:
>+1 from me as well, although as Ron suggested, you probably want to
>strip off the newline if we are targetting this to new programmers.

In which case, why not go all the way and use say() and ask()?  E.g.:

     say('Hello,', ask("What's your name?"))

One benefit of using 'say' instead of 'print' is that 'say' could then be 
added to the 2.x line, allowing people to prepare for the switch.  (Whereas 
print's privileged meaning in 2.x prevents it being used as a function.)

(I don't think calling the function readline() is a good idea if it's going 
to strip newlines, btw.)

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