Thank you for the replys!

Digital Hyakugei hyakugei at nospam.theorganization.net
Fri Mar 2 04:24:38 CET 2001


That both solves my problem and deepens my knowledge of Python!
thanks to you all!

jos


"David Bolen" <db3l at fitlinxx.com> wrote in message
news:ug0gxm0lx.fsf at ctwd0143.fitlinxx.com...
> joconnor at cybermesa.com writes:
>
> > Yes, it is :)
> >
> > You can  do either....
> >
> > nntp.stat (str(aNumber))
> >
> > or teh shorter
> > nntp.stat (`aNumber`)
> >
> > Notice that the single quotes are backwards
>
> Note that for an single solitary number, this will yield the same
> results, but under the cover, str() is using __str__ (or the
> equivalent for built-ins) whereas backquotes (``) are a short form of
> repr() which uses __repr__.  So while the two the methods will both
> yield a string, it may not be the same string value depending on the
> objects involved.
>
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> -- David
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