Here is a
__str__ method for
#inside class Deck: def __str__(self): res =  for card in self.cards: res.append(str(card)) return '\n'.join(res)
This method demonstrates an efficient way to accumulate a large string: building a list of strings and then using
join. The built-in function
str invokes the
__str__ method on each card and returns the string representation.
Since we invoke
join on a newline character, the cards are separated by newlines. Here’s what the result looks like:
>>> deck = Deck() >>> print deck Ace of Clubs 2 of Clubs 3 of Clubs ... 10 of Spades Jack of Spades Queen of Spades King of Spades
Even though the result appears on 52 lines, it is one long string that contains newlines.