Newbie: Casting Int to string....

David Bolen db3l at fitlinxx.com
Fri Mar 2 02:16:26 CET 2001


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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