Blackbird fake at nospam.no
Tue Mar 7 01:25:41 CET 2006

Peter Hansen wrote:
> [...]>
> On the other hand, if 'something' is actually some arbitrary object,
> then it's definitely not always true, especially for anything not
> built in to Python.
> -Peter

Yes, I had strings in mind.  And I guess it will work with the other
primitive types, but anything that repr to something like '<function f at
0x0128CFB0>' will crash, since it's not a valid Python expression.

Is the interpreter in fact using repr(), or parts of it, to generate output
when you type an expression at the command prompt?  The results sure look


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