On Fri, 8 Sep 2000 01:18:19 -0700 (PDT), Ask Bjoern Hansen wrote: >I really don't understand why you want to have what's printed. It is handy, sometimes. But I do think that the overhead of creating a longish string every time you print something, which is then simply discarded, is not really acceptable. I expect a rather significant slowdown. A rough guess: 20%, which that is the slowdown I onotice if you print with $\ set to "\n" instead of to nothing. It's just not worth it. -- Bart.