[Python-Dev] What if we didn't have repr?
fperez.net at gmail.com
Fri May 24 05:04:42 CEST 2013
On Tue, 21 May 2013 06:36:54 -0700, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> Actually changing __str__ or __repr__ is out of the question, best we
> can do is discourage makingbthem different. But adding a protocol for
> pprint (with extra parameters to convey options) is a fair idea. I note
> that Nick sggested to use single-dispatch generic functions for this
> though. Both have pros and cons. Post design ideas to python-ideas
> please, not here!
Just in case you guys find this useful, in IPython we've sort of created
this kind of 'extended repr protocol', described and illustrated here
It has proven to be widely used in practice.
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