adding items from a text file to a list
sill at optonline.net
Thu Nov 1 01:34:40 CET 2001
On 30 Oct 2001 16:12:14 -0800, toflat <toflatpy2 at oaktown.org> wrote:
> Sorry if this is a bit of a no-brainer question...
> I have a text file with a list of data items.
> pickle (fruit or veggie?)
> pickled eggs (just plain strange)
> seinfeld (funny show)
> yada yada (yada)
> What I want to do is add each item in the file to a python list. The
> thing that is eluding me is how to leave out the comments. I need it
> to scan in the item, skip anything in parenthsis then proceed to the
> next line.
> Thanks for any help!
lst = 
for line in lines:
entries = line.split("(") # split in two parts, value and comment
entry = entries # get the value
entry = entry.strip() # get rid of leading and trailing
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