[Python-Dev] extended print statement, uPre-PEP

Thomas Wouters thomas@xs4all.net
Sun, 23 Jul 2000 11:00:18 +0200

On Sun, Jul 23, 2000 at 03:07:18AM -0400, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:

> Forget about @, let's use >> instead.  What I mean by "red herring" is
> that it doesn't much matter what the token after print is -- we can
> argue about that all we want later.  As long as the token can't appear
> in that position with any other meaningful semantics, you're fine.

> print >> sys.stdout, 'post to', listname, 'from', sender, 'size=', len(msg)

Eventhough I said I'd prefer deprecating 'print' over doing something like
this, I can actually see this work. '>>' on files has two meanings: the C++
one, and the UNIX one. I'm still not sure if it's a good idea, but given
this example and the arguments for it, I'm not violently opposed anymore.

Thomas Wouters <thomas@xs4all.net>

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