Python can't divide??!?!
Kurt B. Kaiser
kbk at shore.net
Sat Feb 7 18:42:18 CET 2004
John Hunter <jdhunter at ace.bsd.uchicago.edu> writes:
> The thing that may be tripping you up is that (val) is simply the
> value, and (val,) is a tuple containing the value as the first
> element. As for printing a value versus a tuple of values, that's the
> __repr__ versus __str__ distinction previous posters have referred to.
Tim enlightened me on this issue some years ago, when I suggested a
"solution" using sys.displayhook;
Just try explaining this stuff to a 9 year old learning Python! It
tends to break the expository flow....
"Don't sit there with your face all screwed up. Swallow!
Cod liver oil is good for you"
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