"print int" would be nice

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Thu Jan 24 13:08:19 EST 2002

In article <3C4FC93A.7020201 at thomas-guettler.de>, Thomas Guettler wrote:

> Is there a reason why python doesn't convert a int to string 
> automatically?

If you can write a compiler that knows what needs to be done
without being told, then just let it write the program!  The
problem with having the compiler "auto-magically" convert
values from one type to another is that too many times it
guesses wrong about 

  a) Whether a conversion should be done
  b) What conversion to do

You're far better off when _you_ do the conversions, that way
it's obvious that you wanted a conversion.

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