There's got to be an easy way to do this (fwd)

Remco Gerlich scarblac at pino.selwerd.nl
Sun Jul 8 16:49:58 CEST 2001


Alex Martelli <aleaxit at yahoo.com> wrote in comp.lang.python:
> "Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters" <mertz at gnosis.cx> wrote in message
> news:mailman.994355168.2401.python-list at python.org...
>     ...
> >   filter(lambda c:c.isdigit(), '(123)/456-7890')
> >
> > Thirteen characters shorter than Emile's, and still no [re] :-).
> >
> > Personally, I even find it easier to read.  YMMV.
> 
> filter(string.isdigit, '(123)/456-7890')
> 
> is six fewer characters and IMHO more readable still.

That version would certainly be best, if string had a isdigit function.

-- 
Remco Gerlich



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