why the different output in Eclipse and Python Shell?

Prasad, Ramit ramit.prasad at jpmorgan.com
Wed Aug 1 17:26:40 CEST 2012


> > my code in Eclipse:
> >
> > dict.fromkeys(['China','America'])
> > print "dict is",dict
> >
> > output: dict is <type 'dict'>
> >
> > my code in Python Shell:
> >
> > dict.fromkeys(['China','America'])
> >
> > output:{'America': None, 'China': None}
> >
> > Output in Python Shell is what i wanna,but why not in Eclipse?
> >
> >
> 
> The Python Shell is an interactive debugger, and prints the repr() of
> expressions that you don't assign anywhere.  I don't know Eclipse, but I
> suspect what you want to do is something like:
> 
> print "dict is", repr(dict)

I think you mean
print "dict is", repr(dict.fromkeys(['China','America']))

Otherwise you are just printing the repr of the dict type
and not the dictionary created. I would really store the output and
then print it.

d = dict.fromkeys(['China','America'])
print "dict is", d

Ramit

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