[Python-Dev] What if we didn't have repr?
dreamingforward at gmail.com
Mon May 20 20:14:49 CEST 2013
> I have pondered it many times, although usually in the form "Why do we
> need both str and repr?"
Here's an idea: considering python objects are "stateful". Make a
general, state-query operator: "?". Then the distinction is clear.
>>> ?"This is a string" #Returns the contents of the string
This is a string
Then repr() is clearly the object "as it is" -- unstripped; i.e., not
just it's state (or contents, or whatever).
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