[Python-ideas] pprint in displayhook
ncoghlan at gmail.com
Fri Sep 27 14:40:13 CEST 2013
On 27 Sep 2013 21:58, "Antoine Pitrou" <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> Le Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:15:13 +0300,
> Serhiy Storchaka <storchaka at gmail.com> a
> écrit :
> > 27.09.13 13:15, Antoine Pitrou написав(ла):
> > > Le Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:07:18 +0300,
> > > Serhiy Storchaka <storchaka at gmail.com> a
> > > écrit :
> > >> What are you think about using pprint.pprint() to output the result
> > >> of evaluating an expression entered in an interactive Python
> > >> session (and in IDLE)?
> > >
> > > I'm not sure I like this idea. AFAICT pprint() isn't bullet-proof,
> > > and it would be a pain to debug if it failed to display some objects
> > > properly.
> > We can set displayhook in site.py and for debug restore it from
> > sys.__displayhook__. This is not more painful than use readline and
> > enable completion by default.
> :-) I don't know, I'll let other people experiment with it.
displayhook uses repr by default. Even normal print would make numbers and
numeric string output ambiguous.
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