[Python-Dev] extended print statement, uPre-PEP
Sat, 22 Jul 2000 09:54:17 -0500
"Barry A. Warsaw" wrote:
> I've long wanted to make the print statement able to handle
> alternative output files in a more convenient syntax. Yes you can
> rebind sys.stdout, but that is often very clumsy to get right in the
> face of exceptions.
Why not use outputfile.write directly?
print is such a hack already.
What are we trying to get at, really? What are the virtues of print,
what are the virtues of "outputfile.write" and how can we combine them?
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