[Python-Dev] Replacement for print in Python 3.0

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Sep 2 06:05:10 CEST 2005

Steven Bethard wrote:
> I think we *do*
> need a statement or function of some sort that does the most basic
> task: writing a line to sys.stdout that calls str() on each of the
> elements and joins them with spaces.

Hypertalk (the programming language of Apple's Hypercard)
had an interesting way of doing this. There were two string
concatenation operators: a regular one, and a "concatenate
with a space between" operator. Using these, you could
build up strings for output quite nicely.

It helped somewhat that Hypertalk really only had strings
as a data type. A Python version of this operator would
need to be willing to convert either or both operands to

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