Verbose in Python

Verbose in Python

In this short guide, we are going to learn about verbose and how to implement it in Python.

Verbose in Python

Verbose mode is a computing feature and a generic concept found in many computer operating systems and programming languages. In computing, it gives users more information about what the computer is doing, what drivers and software it is loading at startup, or in programming, it would produce detailed output for diagnostic purposes, making a program easier to debug.

In Python, we use verbose as a Boolean flag and can use it instead of using the if statement. For instance, if we were to define our custom print function, we can do it using simply the if statement or we can also do it by declaring the verbose as a Boolean variable.

We have used verbose as a generic concept and made our custom print function. Now, whenever we call it, it’ll work as we have defined it.

First, we need to import built-ins. After that, we can make our custom functions.

Take a look at the following code.

import builtins
#create a boolean variable for verbose check and set it false by default
verbose = False

#now, to implement verbose in Python, you have to write your custom print function
if verbose:
    def print(*args):
        return builtins.print(*args,sep="\n")
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