StringIO in 2.6 and beyond

Peter Otten __peter__ at
Tue Dec 9 20:26:38 CET 2008

Bill McClain wrote:

> On 2008-12-09, Peter Otten <__peter__ at> wrote:
>> >>> out = io.StringIO()
>> >>> print(u"hello", file=out, end=u"\n")
>> >>> out.getvalue()
>> u'hello\n'
> That has the benefit of working. Thank you!
> That can't be the intended behavior of print(), can it? Insering
> non-unicode spaces and line terminators? I thought all text was unicode
> now. Or is that only in 3.0?

Yes it's 3.0 only. I have no clear idea of the implications of using the
print() function in 2.6 yet; maybe changing the defaults for end/sep to
unicode would suffice to make it work smoothly. I will probably defer the
transition from statement to function until I move to 3.x.

One benefit of the function is that you can do things like

from functools import partial
print = partial(print, sep=u" ", end=u"\n")


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