The display of lists seems to get extra newline characters when they go
over a certain number of elements.

But you can get a unified behaviour by using `print`

, `str`

or `repr`

.

```
sage: a = list(range(22))
sage: b = list(range(23))
sage: print(a)
[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21]
sage: print(b)
[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22]
sage: repr(a)
'[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21]'
sage: repr(b)
'[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22]'
sage: str(a)
'[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21]'
sage: str(b)
'[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22]'
sage: a.__repr__()
'[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21]'
sage: b.__repr__()
'[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22]'
sage: a.__str__()
'[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21]'
sage: b.__str__()
'[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22]'
```

**Edit** (after reading @Sébastien's answer and the stackoverflow answer
mentioned in it). Note that what makes the pretty printing of the list get extra
newline characters is not the length of the list, but whether its string
representation goes over 79 characters.

```
sage: c = list(range(12345678901234, 12345678901239))
sage: len(c)
5
sage: len(str(c))
80
sage: c
[12345678901234,
12345678901235,
12345678901236,
12345678901237,
12345678901238]
sage: print(c)
[12345678901234, 12345678901235, 12345678901236, 12345678901237, 12345678901238]
```

Note that this was asked before on Ask Sage:

and there is a Sage Trac ticket about this