[Python-Dev] Replacement for print in Python 3.0

Charles Cazabon python at discworld.dyndns.org
Thu Sep 1 22:46:13 CEST 2005

Bill Janssen <janssen at parc.com> wrote:
> I don't use "print" myself much, but for the occasional 3-line script.
> But I think the user-friendliness of it is a good point, and makes up
> for the weirdness of it all.  There's something nice about being able
> to write
>   print "the answer is", 3*4+10
> which is one of the reasons ABC and BASIC have it that way.

Providing you can live with adding a pair of parentheses to that, you can

   def print(*args):
      sys.stdout.write(' '.join(args) + '\n')

I think the language would be cleaner if it lacked this weird exception for

Charles Cazabon                           <python at discworld.dyndns.org>
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