[issue637094] print to unicode stream should __unicode

Marc-Andre Lemburg report at bugs.python.org
Thu Feb 12 13:32:20 CET 2009

Marc-Andre Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> added the comment:

On 2009-02-12 12:49, STINNER Victor wrote:
> STINNER Victor <victor.stinner at haypocalc.com> added the comment:
> ajaksu2> Not sure it's still important after 3.0 release.
> Python2 has too much issues related to unicode. It's easier to switch 
> to Python3 which use unicode by default for most functions (eg. 
> print).

I don't agree with that statement. Python3 has better Unicode I/O
support, but apart from that it's pretty much the same show.

> The issue can't be fixed in Python2 without breaking the compatibility 
> (introduce regression). I think that the issue is fixed in Python3.

Python3 fixes the "print" statement to be a function, which allows
much better extensibility of the concept.

You can have the same in Python2 with a little effort: just create
your own myprint() function and have it process Unicode in whatever
way you want.

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