[SciPy-dev] change print statements to print functions in docstrings

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux@normalesup....
Sat Aug 15 11:48:35 CDT 2009


On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 10:44:01AM -0600, Charles R Harris wrote:
>    I'm not convinced it is a good idea, even pedagogically. First, all the
>    python books I have are for the python-2.x versions, and second it saddles
>    the students with having to make a distinction between printing single
>    items vs printing multiple items. It's better, I think, to wait until we
>    have a python 3.x version of numpy.

But, the real issue here is that students confronted with IPython will
have to deal with this. At least on some systems, amongst others Ubuntu
Jaunty (python 2.6, IPython 0.9.1):

In [1]: print 1, 2, 3
------> print(1, 2, 3)
(1, 2, 3)

Gaël


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