allow line break at operators

Ben Finney ben+python at
Sun Aug 14 11:25:39 CEST 2011

Seebs <usenet-nospam at> writes:

> I was utterly dumbfounded when I found out that "print" in Python is a
> kind of statement, not a function or something comparable. (This seems
> to have changed recentlyish.)

It has long been recognised as a wart, but it required waiting for an
opportunity for breaking backward compatibility (the Python 2 → 3
transition) to fix it.

If you can't yet switch to Python 3, you can explicitly ask for ‘print’
as a function in Python 2.6 or later.

More at <URL:>.

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Ben Finney

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