print with no newline

Paul Watson pwatson at
Fri Sep 3 16:44:58 CEST 2004

"Jp Calderone" <exarkun at> wrote in message
news:mailman.2834.1094220495.5135.python-list at
> Paul Watson wrote:
> > I thought that using a comma at the end of a print statement would
> > printing of a newline.  Am I misunderstanding this feature?  How can I
> > print and not have a newline appended at the end?
> >
>    Print doesn't want to leave the *final* line without a newline.
> sys.stdout.write() doesn't care if your shell prompt gets mixed in with
> the last line of output.  You'll need to use the latter if that's what
> you want.
> exarkun at boson:~$ python -c "import sys; sys.stdout.write('here')"
> hereexarkun at boson:~$
>    Jp

Ok, I can use sys.stdout.write().  Still, this comma at the end thing does
not seem very consistent.  Before the last line, while it does suppress the
newline, a space is still added to the output.  Why is that?  Yes, I have
seen spaces added between items in the print statement and, while it is
probably convenient at times, is frequently an annoyance.

C:\src\projects\test1>python -c "print 'here',;print 'there'," >jjj

C:\src\projects\test1>od -c -tx1 jjj
0000000   h   e   r   e       t   h   e   r   e  \r  \n
        68 65 72 65 20 74 68 65 72 65 0d 0a

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