[Python-Dev] RE: PEP 259: Omit printing newline after newline

Simon Brunning SBrunning@trisystems.co.uk
Tue, 12 Jun 2001 09:25:19 +0100

> From:	Guido van Rossum [SMTP:guido@digicool.com]
>     In order to avoid having to add yet another magic variable to file
>     objects, I propose to give the existing 'softspace' variable an
>     extra meaning: a negative value will mean "the last data written
>     ended in a newline so no space *or* newline is required."
Better another magic variable than a magic value for an old one, I think.

Simon Brunning
TriSystems Ltd.

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