str() of a tuple
Martin v. Loewis
martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Sep 4 23:42:55 CEST 2002
Douglas Zongker <dougz at cs.washington.edu> writes:
> Why, oh why does the str() of a container use the repr()s of the
> objects inside? This seems to violate what the docs claim str() does
> -- "return a nicely printable representation of an object." Would a
> sane implementation break something?
Yes. If you have [''], then recursively printing this using str would
produce '', which would be confusing.
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