display messages in python shell

Bruno Desthuilliers bdesth.quelquechose at free.quelquepart.fr
Mon Nov 19 20:09:15 CET 2007

Jens a écrit :
> On 19 Nov., 19:48, kou... at hotmail.com wrote:
>>Is it possible to display messages in the python shell?  I want to
>>display error messages based on parameters in my scripts to the
>>users.  Is there another way to display messages other than log
>>files?  Thanks.
> What about using print? For example:
> print "This is a message."

print writes to stdout - which is for normal program outputs. wrt/ 
errors, you want stderr, ie:

import sys

print >> sys.sdterr, "this is an error message"


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