There are several ways to write to stderr:
# Note: this first one does not work in Python 3 print >> sys.stderr, "spam" sys.stderr.write("spam\n") os.write(2, b"spam\n") from __future__ import print_function print("spam", file=sys.stderr)
That seems to contradict zen of Python #13 †, so what's the difference here and are there any advantages or disadvantages to one way or the other? Which way should be used?
† There should be one — and preferably only one — obvious way to do it.