__str__ vs. __repr__

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake at acm.org
Fri Nov 5 11:08:19 EST 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 L. Drake, Jr.	     <fdrake at acm.org>
Corporation for National Research Initiatives

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