newbe how to read in a string?

Grant Edwards grante at
Fri Mar 23 16:25:55 CET 2001

In article <99fo39$gsq$2 at>, Joshua Marshall wrote:

>> I whant to extract the 87.1. In C i would code by a
>> scanf("%s,%f,%f,%f\n"),...
>> How can i do this in python?
>I don't think there's any generic way.  It would be nice to see
>something similar to scanf in Python.

While sscanf() is handy, scanf() is considered harmful...

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