str() of a tuple
donn at u.washington.edu
Thu Sep 5 15:48:50 EDT 2002
Quoth "Fredrik Lundh" <fredrik at pythonware.com>:
| 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."
| "an object" refers to the container itself, not the objects
| in the container.
And the expression "nicely printable" is so ambiguous that it can
mean whatever you like. I like to define it as what str() does,
which automatically resolves any question about whether str could
be violating this provision.
Donn Cave, donn at u.washington.edu
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