[Python-Dev] Simplify the file-like-object interface (Replacement for print in Python 3.0)

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Tue Sep 6 14:03:01 CEST 2005

Greg Ewing wrote:

>> (you completely missed the point -- today's print mechanism works on *any* object
>> that implements a "write" method, no just file objects.  saying that "oh, all you need is
>> to add a method" or "here's a nice mixin" doesn't give you a print replacement)
> While we're on the subject, in Py3k I'd like to see
> readline(), readlines(), etc. removed from file objects
> and made builtin functions instead. It should only
> be necessary to implement read() and write() to get
> a file-like object having equal status with all
> others.

maybe some variation of


combined with "default adapters" could come in handy here ?


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