[Python-Dev] string representation of range in 3.0

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Apr 17 04:49:02 CEST 2008

"Guido van Rossum" <guido at python.org> wrote in message 
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| Why only str()? Note that the interactive prompt uses repr() to display 

I was under the impression that for range, you still wanted to maintain the 
distinction between an evalable and a friendly representation.  If not, 
then ok, but I would then almost wonder whether to have both functions --  
until I remember the reason for two versions of string representation and 
your proposal (which I approve of) for both a full and abbreviated rep for 

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