default repr?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 00:54:00 CEST 2012


On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 8:48 AM, Dan Stromberg <drsalists at gmail.com> wrote:
> If a class has defined its own __repr__ method, is there a way of getting
> the default repr output for that class anyway?

Methods are just functions, and you can call any method of any class
with any object as its first parameter.

object.__repr__(some_object)

Though this mightn't work with everything. I wasn't able to paint a
list as a tuple - "tuple.__repr__([1,2,3])" threw a TypeError. Oh
well. There's a limit to the ways Python lets you shoot yourself in
the foot.

ChrisA



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