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Author ncoghlan
Recipients eric.araujo, eric.snow, ezio.melotti, gvanrossum, martin.panter, ncoghlan, pitrou, rbcollins, serhiy.storchaka, veky, vstinner
Date 2017-09-19.05:46:57
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Specifically this message, where the unwritten rationale is to offer behavioural consistency across the builtin types that know their own name and include it in their current repr() output:

As per Guido's comment and the discussion of PEP 3155 above, the idea now is that for classes/functions/methods, we make it so that:

repr(x) -> gives both the type and the qualified name (as now)
str(x) -> gives just the qualified name

Importantly, this *won't* change the result of printing full namespaces, since the dict repr calls repr() on values, not str().
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