[Python-Dev] extended print statement, uPre-PEP
Sat, 22 Jul 2000 15:25:34 -0500
"Barry A. Warsaw" wrote:
> Really? We can start by fixing the nearly 5000 occurances of it in
> the Python distribution or the 230 occurances in Mailman. How often
> does print show up in your own code?
Print almost never shows up in my production code because I always want
to allow the option of redirecting the output and assigning sys.stdout
is a hack for all of the reasons you've pointed out.
I do use print constantly for debug output but the whole point there is
that I don't have to set up a file object. I wouldn't use it even there
if Python auto-coerced strings and moved stdout into __builtins__. Or
else stdout.println could auto-coerce a list of objects.
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