__str__ vs. __repr__

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake at acm.org
Fri Nov 5 17:08:19 CET 1999


Just van Rossum writes:
 > As a step towards a Unicode-savvy Python, would it be an idea to define
 > Unicode versions of repr(), str(), ob.__repr__() and ob.__str__()?

  Perhaps it would be more useful for file objects to offer an
attribute or query method that allowed client code to determine if the 
stream supports unicode?


  -Fred

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Fred L. Drake, Jr.	     <fdrake at acm.org>
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