end of print = lower productivity ?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Dec 2 02:42:39 CET 2008


alex23 wrote:
> On Dec 2, 5:12 am, Alan G Isaac <ais... at american.edu> wrote:
>> One obvious cost is that working at the
>> interpreter prompt is now slightly less
>> convenient.
> 
> Not if you use IPython:
> 
> IPython 0.8.1 -- An enhanced Interactive Python.
> ?       -> Introduction to IPython's features.
> %magic  -> Information about IPython's 'magic' % functions.
> help    -> Python's own help system.
> object? -> Details about 'object'. ?object also works, ?? prints more.
> 
> In [1]: def prnt(x): print x
>    ...:
> 
> In [2]: prnt "test"
> ------> prnt("test")
> test
> 
> In [3]: prnt 1+1
> ------> prnt(1+1)
> 2

And not in either Python or IDLE:

 >>> 'test'
'test'
 >>> 1+1
2




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