str() of a tuple
Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Thu Sep 5 00:00:57 CEST 2002
Douglas Zongker wrote:
> 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?
I presume this is an historical issue; perhaps if it were planned again
from scratch maybe it would have been done differently. It certainly
does seem to cause a fair amount of confusion.
> Is there a convenient way to print out a tuple of floats so that the
> output is actually readable?
You can do it manually yourself:
'(%s)' % ', '.join(map(str, T))
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