using % operator to print possibly unitialized data attributes

Adam Monsen haircut at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 20:19:10 CEST 2005


The following code uses the % operator to print possibly unitialized
data attributes:
------------------------8<------------------------
class J:
    name = ''
    value = ''
    def __str__(self):
        vals = self.__class__.__dict__
        vals.update(self.__dict__)
        return 'name="%(name)s" value="%(value)s' % vals

j = J()
j.name = "j object"
print j
------------------------>8------------------------

A couple of questions:
* is there a simpler or more elegant way to do this?
* how can I get this to work for new-style classes?

Thank you,
-Adam

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