converting an array of chars to a string
derek at wedgetail.com
Fri Jun 21 13:02:09 CEST 2002
Gerhard Häring wrote:
> Unless Python 1.5.2 compatibilty is a requirement, just use string
> lst = ['a', 'b', 'c', 'd']
> s = ''.join(lst)
And they say you can't write obfuscated code in Python :)
I would have expected "join" to be a method on the sequence, if
anything. As in "s = lst.join('')". In fact, I looked for it, as I
*knew* I'd seen it used before as a method, I just didn't expect it to
be in the string class.
I think I'll just stick with string.join for the time being. As it turns
out, there's more than one way to do it, even in Python ;)
< It's also not a good idea to replace the builtin list function, thus
> I'm using 'lst' here.
You're right, of course.
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