Tuple Format?

Clarence Gardner clarence at netlojix.com
Mon Sep 4 00:45:53 CEST 2000


On Sat, 02 Sep 2000, Ben Wolfson wrote:
>On Sun, 03 Sep 2000 02:49:58 GMT, nobody at nowhere.nohow (Grant Edwards)
>wrote:
>
>>I don't think the single back-quote "`" is used for anything in Python, is
>>it?
>
>Backquotes around an object (`x`) appear to be a shorthand for calling
>repr() on that object.  It seems rather odd, to me, that there should be
>two ways to do such a simple thing.
>
Allow me to remove the oddity, then.  What is inside of the backquotes
is not an object, but an expression.  The backquotes evaluate the expression
and return the result, stringified.




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