[Python-Dev] Why is there still a PRINT_EXPR opcode in Python 3?

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Mon Jan 5 00:53:43 CET 2009

On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 5:36 PM,  <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
>    >> Since print is now a builtin function why is there still a PRINT_EXPR
>    >> opcode?
>    Benjamin> I believe it's used in the interactive interpreter to display
>    Benjamin> the repr of an expression.
> Wouldn't it make more sense for the interactive interpreter to call
>    print(repr(expr))

I'm not sure about the reasoning for keeping PRINT_EXPR alive. When I
look at the code of PyRun_InteractiveOne, it seems it should be
possible to kill it off.


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