David MacQuigg dmq at
Thu Mar 11 21:13:34 CET 2004

On Thu, 11 Mar 2004 18:08:46 GMT, "Paul McGuire" <bogus at>

>"Skip Montanaro" <skip at> wrote in message
>news:mailman.277.1079020800.19534.python-list at
>>     Olaf> Is `object` (using backquotes) the same as saying str(object)?
>>     Olaf> Trying to understand how backquotes work.  Thanks for your help.
>> `object` is equivalent to repr(object).
>> Skip
>Is this syntax one of those vestigial short-cuts that is on somebody's hit
>list for future deprecation?  To my eyes, `object` is more arcane than
>repr(object) - why else would we be having this thread in the first place?

see GvR's comments at:

He is recommending we drop `x` in favor of repr(x)

-- Dave

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