[Python-Dev] Replacement for print in Python 3.0

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Sep 8 14:45:00 CEST 2005

On Thu, 2005-09-08 at 07:48, Antoine Pitrou wrote:

> As I said Python needs an operator or function that does string
> formatting using a simple template, *without* doing output at the same
> time. The current syntax is the '%' operator, it could change, but it
> shouldn't be removed in favor of an inflexible print-with-formatting
> approach.

I believe we already have that in the constituent parts of
stream.write() and Template.substitute().  I don't have any problem with
the built-in print() function (or printf()) combining the two for
convenience.  After all, print's entire purpose is convenience.


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