list to string

Ben Hutchings ben.hutchings at
Tue Feb 27 23:31:50 CET 2001

jgraves3 at (jay graves) writes:

> On Tue, 27 Feb 2001 02:42:12 GMT, glen mettler <glen.mettler at>
> wrote:
> >These commands will turn a string into a list:
> >myword="dog"
> >mywordlist=list(myword)
> >result = ["d","o","g"]
> >
> >is there a command/function that can take the list ["d","o","g"] and
> >make it a string "dog"?
> One way is to join them.
> ''.join(result)
> Some people don't like using the string methods in this way

I'm happy with string methods in general, but I find the semantics of
the above (sending a message to a string to tell it to join a sequence
of strings together with copies of itself) ridiculous.

Any opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily those of Roundpoint.

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