repr on a string
shochatd at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 2 02:08:28 CEST 2003
On Sun, 01 Jun 2003 22:58:54 +0100, Alexander Schmolck wrote:
> David Shochat <shochatd at yahoo.com> writes:
>> The Library Reference says this about built-in repr():
>> Return a string containing a printable representation of an object.
>> While studying Programming Python, 2nd Ed. Example 2-18, p. 84, I was
> Haven't got the book, so I can't comment on the specific example, but see
Thanks for your reply (also to Gerrit Holl). I can see I need
to learn more about eval().
Anyway, here is a fragment of the book example I was
referring to, with a bit more context:
for dir in sys.path:
if string.find(os.path.abspath(dir), 'PyTools') != -1:
print 'removing', repr(dir)
In the 3d line, why does he not just say:
print 'removing', dir
Why the call to repr() here?
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