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what the difference between %r & %s

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DiegoSLTS    2113

Those %r and %s are placeholders for the actual text you'll see later when the code actually runs. You send an object to the print command for each %r, %s and any other "%" that should be replaced and python has to translate that object to text somehow so those placeholders can be replaced. When you use %r python will call the "repr" method with the object that corresponds to that position as a parameter, and will replace %r with the result or "repr()". When you use %s python will use a different method, "str".

 

Your classes should implement those methods in a way that makes sense, accodring to the documentation:

https://docs.python.org/2/library/functions.html#str

https://docs.python.org/2/library/functions.html#func-repr

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