Is there a Python module that already does this?
mdk at mdk.com
Wed Feb 6 09:21:41 EST 2002
"Chris Gonnerman" <chris.gonnerman at newcenturycomputers.net> wrote in message
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "MDK" <mdk at mdk.com>
> > I need to convert a list into a list of characters.
> > For example:
> > ("cat",5,['dog',[3,3,1]],"zoo")
> That's not a "list", it's a tuple containing strings, ints, and lists;
> further, you have nested lists. Ouch.
> > Would become:
> > ('c','a','t',5,'d','o','g',3,3,1,'z','o','o')
> > Any information would be appreciated.
> This is doable, but there is no Python builtin I am aware of that can
> do it. Why do you need to do this? If we understand what you are trying
> to do, we may be able to steer you away from this mess.
This is for a project where Python is embeded in a piece of hardware and in
order to move the data around it must be "flattened". After I get the list
of characters I am going to convert it to ASCII.
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