I am out of trial and error again Lists

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Sat Oct 25 02:20:53 CEST 2014


On 2014-10-25 00:57, Seymore4Head wrote:
[snip]
> Wait!  I don't get it.
> name="012"
> b=list(range(3))
> print (name[1])
> print (b[1])
> 1
> 1
>
> I forgot the b
>
If you print the int 1, you'll see:

1

If you print the string "1", you'll see:

1

Normally you want it to print only the characters of the string. Think
how annoying it would be if every time you printed a string it appeared
in quotes:

 >>> print("Hello world!")
'Hello world!'

How could you print just the text:

Hello world!

No, it's better that it prints the characters of the string.

One function you can use is repr:

x = 1
y = "1"
print(repr(x))
print(repr(y))

This will print:

1
'1'

OK, now it's clear that x is an int and y is a string.




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