[BangPypers] splitting the string

Jeffrey Jose jeffjosejeff at gmail.com
Sat May 29 17:20:59 CEST 2010

python strings have a "split" function

it works like this.

>>> "this is a string".split()
["this", "is", "a", "string"]

>>> "one, two, three, four".split(',')
["one", "two", "three", "four"]

Note: without any arguments, split function split a string on whitespace.
Passing an additional parameter, (like in second example ',') will split a
string on that parameter

For your case, you just have to do

>>> "one;two;three;four".split(';')
["one", "two", "three", "four"]


PS: Your question is considered as the most basic. Next time, make an effort
to find an answer in official docs or Google. Take my word, python official
docs are superb.

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