[wingide-users] Stack Data / Watch should use __repr__

Wingware Support support at wingware.com
Fri Oct 13 09:11:55 MDT 2006

Timothy Reaves wrote:
>     The debuggers I've used, mainly winpdb, use __repr__.  Seems to be a 
> common usage.  And it is helpful.  Very similar to the way all Java 
> debuggers use toString().   As far as being passive, well, my 
> understanding is __repr__ is supposed to do more than toString(), but 
> still; if that can't be counted on to be bug free, not much could be.

I think what we'll do is provide an option to use repr or not, and 
probably leave it off by default.

Thanks for the suggestion,


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