Using print instead of file.write(str)

Sion Arrowsmith siona at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Fri Jun 2 17:30:22 CEST 2006


A.M <alanalan at newsgroup.nospam> wrote:
>I found print much more flexible that write method.

"more flexible"? More convenient, yes. More powerful, maybe. But I
don't see more flexible. Everything print can to stdout.write() can
do. The reverse isn't true. eg (this appears to be a FAQ on this
group, although I can't find it in the FAQ):

for x in range(10):
    sys.stdout.write(str(x))

to print:

0123456789

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