Overload print

Ross Williamson rosswilliamson.spt at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 23:18:15 CEST 2010


Hi All

Is there anyway in a class to overload the print function?

>> class foo_class():
>>      pass

>> cc = foo_class()
>> print cc

Gives:

<__main__.foo_class instance at ....>

Can I do something like:

>> class foo_class():
>>     def __print__(self):
>>           print "hello"

>> cc = foo_class()
>> print cc

Gives:

hello

I'm looking at finding nice way to print variables in a class just by
asking to print it

Cheers

Ross


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Ross Williamson
University of Chicago
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
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