[Python-Dev] string representation of range in 3.0

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Apr 16 16:57:06 CEST 2008

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 3:15 AM, Armin Rigo <arigo at tunes.org> wrote:
>  What about the less confusing and more readily generalizable:
>    <range object 0, 1, ..., 9>
>  It would also be helpful IMHO to use this kind of repr for most built-in
>  iterators and iterables, instead of their mosty-useless default repr.

We can't do this for iterators, since you can't print the values
without consuming the iterator. Printing something shouldn't have a
side effect on it. But for iterables (e.g. dict views) it should work
fine, and if others can agree with this I'd be happy to accept

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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