the print statement

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Tue May 9 08:09:42 CEST 2006


Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at ix.netcom.com> wrote:

>On Sun, 07 May 2006 00:09:06 GMT, Tim Roberts <timr at probo.com> declaimed
>the following in comp.lang.python:
>
>> mirandacascade at yahoo.com wrote:
>> 
>> >6) Would it be correct to infer that the print statement is aware of
>> >characters beyond the 128 characters in the ascii character set?
>> 
>> Certainly.  It knows about whatever the current character set is.
>
>	I'd argue that the print statement actually doesn't care... All it
>does is send the bytes making up a string to whatever display driver is
>active, and it is the driver that converts those bytes into a visible
>display.

Yes, I agree.  I was too glib in my response.
-- 
- Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
  Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.



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