[Python-Dev] Pie-thon benchmark code ready

Samuele Pedroni pedronis at bluewin.ch
Thu Jan 1 08:06:32 EST 2004

At 20:44 31.12.2003 -0800, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>But I've seen enough people write code that parses <...> reprs in some
>way to make me think that maybe they should be standardized somewhat,
>at least to the point where different Python implementations should
>not differ gratuitously.  E.g. Jython could be much closer to CPython
>by inserting 'at 0x'.  It's not like standardizing this would close
>off an important implementation freedom for other Python
>implementation.  (I won't go as far as requiring that the number
>should be the same as hex(id(x)). :-)

I still think that depending on <...> reprs should be non-portable and 
discouraged, also
  CPython is already rather whimsical in its own evolution (Python 2.3):

 >>> class X: pass
 >>> X
<class __main__.X at 0x007E2C30>
 >>> class X(object): pass
 >>> X
<class '__main__.X'>

I may change my opinion if someone writes a (unit) test pinning down what 
is exactly meant by that somewhat.


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