string to list? possible?

Jan Dries jan.dries at dcube-resource.be
Sun Jan 20 21:08:34 CET 2002


maximilianscherr wrote:

> i need to convert a string like "[1, 2, 3, 4]" to a list [1, 2, 3, 4].
> possible?


How about this:

Python 2.1 (#15, Apr 16 2001, 18:25:49) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
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 >>> s = "[1,2,3,4]"
 >>> l = eval(s)
 >>> print type(l)
<type 'list'>
 >>> print l
[1, 2, 3, 4]
 >>>


Regards,
Jan





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