String argument -> name of list?
Sean 'Shaleh' Perry
shalehperry at home.com
Sat Nov 3 18:08:13 CET 2001
> I wonder if it is any simple syntax for converting a string to the name of
> a list? Or should I use another structure instead, like a dictionary with
> strings + lists, or a list with strings + lists?
from your description a dictionary is exactly what you want.
scales['ionian'] would give you [0, 2, 2, 1, 2, 2, 2]. You could then use
random.choice(scales.keys()) to get a random name.
The only time this could be a problem is if you care about the order of the
names. Then you will have code like:
instead of looping over the names.
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