__str__ vs. __repr__

Thomas Wouters thomas at xs4all.nl
Fri Nov 5 10:22:33 CET 1999

On Fri, Nov 05, 1999 at 02:04:30AM -0500, Tim Peters wrote:

> and Python's European groupies didn't bitch enough about
> repr(euro_string) being an unreadable backslashed mess.

We're too busy bitching about the idiocy of people who expect to change
a country's (usually) ancient currency, habits and not to mention every
keyboard, font and accountancy software in the world in a matter of years.
Or perhaps we just dont _care_ about the euro symbol. Your Euro symbol, by
the way, Tim, ended up as '?' in my font -- but possibly because isprint()
returned 0 and my mail-reader therefor refused to print it ;)

Oh, and we bitch about why they had to rotate the Quake II logo 90 degrees,
too. I think acceptance of the logo would have been easier if it'd been
sitting up straight.

ISO-8859-15-aka-Latin-9'ly y'rs,
Thomas Wouters <thomas at xs4all.net>

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