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[1.1.X] Fixed #11711 -- clarified that ValuesQuerySets are not lists …

…per se.

It rarely hurts to think of the returned result from a values() or
values_list() call as a list, but it's really an iterable and sometimes
the difference matters. 

r12743 from trunk.


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  1. +6 −6 docs/ref/models/querysets.txt
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@@ -357,8 +357,8 @@ query spans multiple tables, it's possible to get duplicate results when a
``values(*fields)``
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
-Returns a ``ValuesQuerySet`` -- a ``QuerySet`` that evaluates to a list of
-dictionaries instead of model-instance objects.
+Returns a ``ValuesQuerySet`` -- a ``QuerySet`` that returns dictionaries when
+used as an iterable, rather than model-instance objects.
Each of those dictionaries represents an object, with the keys corresponding to
the attribute names of model objects.
@@ -442,10 +442,10 @@ individualism.
.. versionadded:: 1.0
-This is similar to ``values()`` except that instead of returning a list of
-dictionaries, it returns a list of tuples. Each tuple contains the value from
-the respective field passed into the ``values_list()`` call -- so the first
-item is the first field, etc. For example::
+This is similar to ``values()`` except that instead of returning dictionaries,
+it returns tuples when iterated over. Each tuple contains the value from the
+respective field passed into the ``values_list()`` call -- so the first item is
+the first field, etc. For example::
>>> Entry.objects.values_list('id', 'headline')
[(1, u'First entry'), ...]
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