Trying to choose between python and java

rvu44vs02 at rvu44vs02 at
Fri Jul 20 20:03:48 CEST 2007

On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 at 22:28:08 -0700, Alex Martelli wrote:
> James T. Dennis <jadestar at> wrote:
>    ...
> >  You can start writing all your code now as: print() --- calling
> >  the statement as if it were a function.  Then you're future Python
> ...except that your output format will thereby become disgusting...:
> >>> name = 'Alex'
> >>> print 'Hello', name, 'and welcome to my program!'
> Hello Alex and welcome to my program!
> >>> print('Hello', name, 'and welcome to my program!')
> ('Hello', 'Alex', 'and welcome to my program!')
> In Python 2.*, the parentheses will make a tuple, and so you'll get an
> output full of parentheses, quotes and commas.  I think it's pretty bad
> advice to give a newbie, to make his output as ugly as this.
> Alex
> -- 

One possible kind of print function that might be used in the interim is
something like:

def print_fn(*args):
    """print on sys.stdout"""
    arg_str = " ".join([str(x) for x in args])
    print arg_str


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