[newbie]Is there a module for print object in a readable format?
larry.bates at websafe.com
Mon Oct 17 23:16:14 CEST 2005
What if a is a tuple of lists? What if b is a
class? What if c is a file object? I can't even
tell what [d e] means? IMHO the output isn't in
"a readable format" at all (perhaps something got
lost in the posting).
pprint is as close are you are going to find for a
general solution to this problem.
Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Oct 2005 17:25:35 +0800, James Gan wrote:
>>I want the object printed in a readable format. For example,
>>x =[a, b, c, [d e]] will be printed as:
> I think you missed an "un-" in your first sentence.
> In general, if you want special/fancy/bizarre printing, you should either
> write your own custom functions, or sub-class the objects in question.
> def multiline_print(L, indent=""):
> """Multi-line printing of lists.
> WARNING: Untested and probably full of bugs.
> for item in L:
> if type(item) == list:
> multiline_print(item, indent + " ")
> print indent + "|_" + str(item)
> Hope this helps.
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