[Python-Dev] Python 3 design principles

Reinhold Birkenfeld reinhold-birkenfeld-nospam at wolke7.net
Thu Sep 1 08:18:19 CEST 2005

Greg Ewing wrote:
> Charles Cazabon wrote:
>> Perhaps py3k could have a py2compat module.  Importing it could have the
>> effect of (for instance) putting compile, id, and intern into the global
>> namespace, making print an alias for writeln,
> There's no way importing a module could add something that
> works like the old print statement, unless some serious
> magic is going on...

You'd have to enclose print arguments in parentheses. Of course, the "trailing
comma" form would be lost.


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