[Python-Dev] string representation of range in 3.0

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Apr 16 22:16:14 CEST 2008

"Guido van Rossum" <guido at python.org> wrote in message 
news:ca471dc20804160757u6a0257c8rff1ab5f68b5fc698 at mail.gmail.com...
| 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 
| >  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
| patches.

Assuming we are discussing the output of str() rather that repr(),
I think we should give Armin's idea a try for iterables that don't get the 
full display
(as with lists, etc) but can harmlessly produce some values. 

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