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Author terry.reedy
Recipients gpolo, serhiy.storchaka, terry.reedy
Date 2014-02-21.22:18:29
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I like this. It would make naming widgets more useful. I checked one Idle dialog and nothing is named. I suspect this is typical.

The proposed change would break a doctest that follows the fix in the doctest manual.
>>> C()   # the default repr() for instances embeds an address
<__main__.C instance at 0x00AC18F0>

The ELLIPSIS directive gives a nice approach for the last example:

>>> C() #doctest: +ELLIPSIS
<__main__.C instance at 0x...>
I think the recommendation should better be

<__main__.C instance ...>

except that 'instance' is now 'object' -- and *that* change must have broken much more that this one would.
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