the print statement

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

Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at> wrote:

>On Sun, 07 May 2006 00:09:06 GMT, Tim Roberts <timr at> declaimed
>the following in comp.lang.python:
>> mirandacascade at 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

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

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