[Python-Dev] Replacement for print in Python 3.0
barry at python.org
Fri Sep 2 13:50:48 CEST 2005
On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 17:49, Bob Ippolito wrote:
> That is absolutely true, print is becoming less and less useful in
> the context of GUI or web applications.
I know we're dinosaurs, but some of us still write console apps in
> Even in Just Debugging
> scenarios, you're probably better off using something with more
> flexibility, such as the logging module.
The logging module is great, but logging and debugging are two different
things (although that fact is obscured when you don't have a console).
print is useful in scenarios other than debugging. And while I do
occasionally use it, I wouldn't be too heartbroken if the trailing comma
form were lost. I /would/ mourn the loss of print>> though -- not
necessarily the syntax, which was clearly a compromise, but the
functionality. If we could have spelled it "print to sys.stderr" we
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