[Python-Dev] Challenge about print >> None

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Thu, 14 Sep 2000 08:28:14 -0700

Tim Peters wrote:
> We went over it again at a PythonLabs mtg today, and compared to the other
> 20 things on our agenda, when it popped up we all agreed "eh" after about a
> minute.  It has supporters and detractors, the arguments are getting all of
> more elaborate, extreme and repetitive with each iteration, and positions
> are clearly frozen already.  That's what a BDFL is for.  He's seen all the
> arguments; they haven't changed his mind; and, sorry, but it's a tempest in
> a teapot regardless.

All of the little hacks and special cases add up.

In the face of all of this confusion the safest thing would be to make
print >> None illegal and then figure it out for Python 2.1. 

 Paul Prescod - Not encumbered by corporate consensus
Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it. 
	- http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/perlis-alan/quotes.html