eval(repr(object)) hardly ever works
fredrik at pythonware.com
Wed Sep 13 17:23:23 CEST 2006
Matthew Wilson wrote:
> I understand that idea of an object's __repr__ method is to return a
> string representation that can then be eval()'d back to life, but it
> seems to me that it doesn't always work.
when in doubt, read the language reference:
"If at all possible, this should look like a valid Python
expression that could be used to recreate an object with
the same value (given an appropriate environment). If this
is not possible, a string of the form "<...some useful
description...>" should be returned.
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