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Steve D'Aprano schreef op 17/09/2017 20:49:
> On Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:09 am, Tim Chase wrote:
> So, you don't like the extra parentheses with print. But you don't mind the
> parentheses in sys.stderr.write (16 chars, versus five for print) or having to
> manually concatenate the strings and manually add a newline at the end. Because
> apparently using print and sys.stderr.write is simpler than print with parens.

Actually I think Tim has a point. I did the same in Python 2: use simple 
easy-to-use `print` for the simple cases, and `sys.stdout.write()` or 
sometimes `sys.stderr.write()` when simple `print` wasn't enough.

I do prefer Python 3's print-as-a-function because "special cases aren't 
special enough to break the rules", but I feel there's a case to be made 
  for Python 2's print-as-a-statement because "(although) practicality 
beats purity" sometimes.


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