List/Tuple bug or feature?

Gillou nospam at bigfoot.com
Wed Sep 25 00:38:30 CEST 2002


"Mahesh Padmanabhan" <news at nospam.eml.cc> a écrit dans le message de news:
8765wv6o0d.fsf at nospam.eml.cc...
>
> Hi,
>
> I spent a lot of frustrating hours tracking this down and I am
> confused as to why I see this behavior.
>
> >>> x = ('a' 'b')
> >>> x
> 'ab'
>
> >>> x = ['a' 'b']
> >>> x
> ['ab']
>

It's a feature that may be helpful for making long strings without '\n' in
it (i.e. long regexps with comments).

 longstring = (
  'this is long ' # the first
...
  'this is long '
  'this is long ' # the hundredth
  'this is long ')

Have a look at the tutorial (don't remember where exactly)

--Gilles






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