Question on keyword arguments

grsmith at grsmith at
Thu Feb 18 10:57:31 EST 2016

Thanks to all who responded, it is a big help. 

Tim, the 'crazy-other-result format' is the
result returned by the database, nothing
I can do about that :)

Thanks again

-----Original Message----- 
From: Chris Angelico 
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2016 10:45 AM 
Cc: python-list at 
Subject: Re: Question on keyword arguments 

On Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 2:39 AM, Dan Strohl <D.Strohl at> wrote:
> So, define a return object like:
> from collections import UserList
> class TestResponse(UserList):
>     def __str__(self):
>         return '\0xfe%s' % '\0xfe'.join(
> ...and return that object.

Out of interest, why UserList rather than simply subclassing list?


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