What is print? A function?

Frans Englich frans.englich at telia.com
Sun Jan 23 13:01:50 EST 2005

Nah, I don't think it's a function, but rather a builtin "statement". But it's 
possible to invoke it as an function; print( "test" ) works fine.

So I wonder, what _is_ exactly the print statement? The untraditional way of 
invoking it(without paranteses) makes me wonder.

The reason I thinks about this is I need to implement a debug print for my 
program; very simple, a function/print statement that conditionally prints 
its message whether a bool is true. Not overly complex.

I tried this by overshadowing the print keyword, but that obviously didn't 
work.. Is defining a two-liner function the right way to go, or is there 
better ways to approach it?



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