[wingide-users] stack data view doesn't display the return value of __repr__() for objects

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Fri Aug 12 12:23:42 EDT 2005

Interesting -- this sort of invalidates my response doesn't it? ;-) 
I'll look into whether I'm wrong about safety of calling __repr__ or 
whether we've got a potential bug showing it in the short view of 


Stephan Deibel

Wing IDE for Python
Advancing Software Development


On Thu, 11 Aug 2005, Gigi wrote:

> Hi, sorry for the fragmented post. I Forgot to paste the code. Here it is:
> class A(object):
>     def __repr__(self):
>         return '<Yeahh, it works!!!>'
> a = A()
> print 'str(a)=', str(a)
> print 'repr(a)=', repr(a)
> I'll add only that even in the stack data view 'a' appears properly in
> the value of the locals() dictionary:
> {'a': <Yeahh, it works!!!>}
> My stack data view looks like that:
> Variable               | Value
> [-]locals                 {'a': <Yeahh, it works!!!>}
>    a                        <__main__.A 0xb41bf0>  
> [+]globals
> But the value of the variable a itself is the default __repr__.
> Thanks, Gigi
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