[Python-Dev] Challenge about print >> None
Guido van Rossum
Thu, 14 Sep 2000 17:15:49 -0500
> 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.
Sorry, no deal. print>>file and print>>None are here to stay.
Paul, I don't see why you keep whining about this. Sure, it's the
feature that everybody loves to hate. But what's the big deal? Get
over it. I don't believe for a second that there is a trend that I've
stopped listening. To the contrary, I've spent a great deal of time
reading to the arguments against this feature and its refinement, and
I simply fail to be convinced by the counter-arguments.
If this had been in the language from day one nobody would have
challenged it. (And I've used my time machine to prove it, so don't
If you believe I should no longer be the BDFL, say so, but please keep
it out of python-dev. We're trying to get work done here. You're an
employee of a valued member of the Python Consortium. As such you can
request (through your boss) to be subscribed to the Consortium mailing
list. Feel free to bring this up there -- there's not much else going
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.pythonlabs.com/~guido/)