[PATCH] python: Make Results have a nicer __repr__.

Tobias Mueller muelli at cryptobitch.de
Wed Nov 30 08:47:29 CET 2016

* lang/python/gpg/results.py (Result.__str__): Renamed to '__repr__' ...
* lang/python/gpg/results.py (Result.__repr__): ... and added fields

So that it looks a bit nicer in the Python REPL.

It looked like this before:

In [2]: gpg.core.get_engine_info()[0]
<gpg.results.EngineInfo at 0x7fb23509a240>

Now the output is

In [2]: gpg.core.get_engine_info()[0]
EngineInfo(file_name='/usr/bin/gpg2', home_dir=None,
protocol=0, req_version='1.4.0', version='2.1.11')

This also applies to other results, e.g. the ImportResult.

Note that the format now changed from "<Class >" to "Class()". The
Python documentation on repr states: "For many object types, including
most builtins, eval(repr(obj)) == obj."

Signed-off-by: Tobias Mueller <muelli at cryptobitch.de>
 lang/python/gpg/results.py | 6 +++---
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/lang/python/gpg/results.py b/lang/python/gpg/results.py
index 3383896..46ebeec 100644
--- a/lang/python/gpg/results.py
+++ b/lang/python/gpg/results.py
@@ -64,10 +64,10 @@ class Result(object):
             setattr(self, key, getattr(fragile, key))
-    def __str__(self):
-        return '<{} {}>'.format(
+    def __repr__(self):
+        return '{}({})'.format(
-            ', '.join('{}: {}'.format(k, getattr(self, k))
+            ', '.join('{}={!r}'.format(k, getattr(self, k))
                       for k in dir(self) if not k.startswith('_')))
 class InvalidKey(Result):

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