[Python-Dev] Replacement for print in Python 3.0

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Sep 5 02:39:15 CEST 2005

Meyer, Tony wrote:

> "print" is the best example I can think of for "practicality beats purity".  
> Writing to stdout is as common in the code I write as loops - it's worth 
> keeping such basic functionality as elegant, simple, easy to understand, 
> and easy to use as possible.

If writing to stdout easily were the only goal, it could
be achieved by making stdout a builtin and using

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