[Python-Dev] Replacement for print in Python 3.0

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Fri Sep 2 13:44:19 CEST 2005

On Fri, 2005-09-02 at 03:18, Paul F. Dubois wrote:
> Remove the print statement....I laughed until my sides hurt. Hello? Try 
> dating girls and talking to normal people, geek boys.
> We scientists still use these for debugging. We never 'move on' very far 
> from the tutorial. The salient feature about print statements is that 
> they live to be put in and commented out 10 minutes later, without some 
> import being required or other enabling object being around.
> Easy things should be easy. Hard things should be possible. I don't 
> believe the person who said the trailing comma case mixed up anybody, 
> not for more than 10 seconds anyway.
> OK, now that I've offended everyone, I'll go back into retirement. But I 
> *am* laughing at you.

Thank you Paul!  Don't stay retired for long. :)


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