[Python-Dev] Python 3 design principles

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Sep 2 05:00:09 CEST 2005

Reinhold Birkenfeld wrote:
> Greg Ewing wrote:
>>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.

But you'd still have to rewrite old code to work
with it, in which case you might as well change
it to whatever the new way is in 3.0.

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