Buffering control in python?
fperez528 at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 12 22:31:08 CEST 2002
I know that using -u will turn buffering off for everything in python. But is
there a good reason for the lack of a way to turn buffering off from _inside_
a script? It's a bit nonsensical --at least from a user's perspective-- that
something which can be done at the command line so easily isn't available
inside the language itself. I don't want to use #!/usr/bin/python -u because
of its portability problems.
In Perl each stream can be set to unbuffered via a simple
Any reason why something like sys.stdout.autoflush(1) wouldn't be a good
thing? I hate having to put sys.stdout.flush() calls all over the place when
I need unbuffered output, when a stateful approach would be far cleaner. It
would be also better than a blanket '-u' switch, since one could turn
buffering off only for those streams that need it, and only in the places
where it's needed.
Any comments from the cognoscenti?
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