working with classes, inheritance, _str_ returns and a list

Frank Millman frank at chagford.com
Mon Jan 16 00:25:59 EST 2017


"David D"  wrote in message 
news:4f0680eb-2678-4ea2-b622-a6cd5a19e0a0 at googlegroups.com...
>
> I am creating a parent class and a child class.  I am inheriting from the 
> parent with an additional attribute in the child class.  I am using 
> __str__ to return the information.  When I run > the code, it does exactly 
> what I want, it returns the __str__ information.  This all works great.
>
> BUT
>
> 1) I want what is returned to be appended to a list (the list will be my 
> database)
> 2) I append the information to the list that I created
> 3) Whenever I print the list, I get a memory location
>

You have been given an explanation, and a couple of workarounds.

Here is another possible workaround, which may help depending on how you 
actually print the list -

If you are saying -
    for item in list:
        print(item)

you can say instead -
  for item in list:
        print(str(item))

HTH

Frank Millman




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