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Old Man Yells At Cloud


On 18/09/2017 15:04, Gregory Ewing wrote:
> Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
>> Pascal
>> provides print()/println() [okay, not /statements/ but /procedures/]
> 
> Actually write/writeln, and although they used parens like
> procedures, they had special syntax for output formatting
> that wasn't available to user-defined procedures, so they
> were at least as special as the py2 print, maybe more so.

They HAD to be special, because that language was statically typed. You 
couldn't define a user-code procedure or function that took all possible 
types.

That doesn't apply in Python, but it is still useful for print to be a 
little special.

-- 
bartc