[Python-Dev] Banishing apply(), buffer(), coerce(), and intern()

Jeremy Fincher fincher.8 at osu.edu
Sun Nov 30 20:25:46 EST 2003

On Sunday 30 November 2003 03:44 pm, Oren Tirosh wrote:
> Instead of converting `expr` to repr(expr) convert it first to (`expr`)
> or even (`(expr)`) and make sure it still compiles into exactly the same
> bytecode. It should catch all the problem you mention except backticks
> in comments and strings. These need manual inspection.

I don't know if it should be *that* mechanical; there are a lot of places 
where I've seen " 'something %s' % repr(foo)" when I think it's much more 
clearly written as " 'something %r' % foo".  I don't know which is the 
officially preferred style, but if it's the latter (and I hope it is ;)) then 
it may not be good to mechanically change backticks to a repr call.


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