adding items from a text file to a list

toflat toflatpy2 at oaktown.org
Wed Oct 31 01:12:14 CET 2001


Hi,

Sorry if this is a bit of a no-brainer question...

I have a text file with a list of data items.

ex:

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!

-t



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