String splitting question
giles_brown at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 9 14:33:31 CEST 2003
iamshady at rediffmail.com (Jim Shady) wrote in message news:<9afd3f36.0304082245.33670341 at posting.google.com>...
> I am a beginner at Python and I just joined this group.
> I have a string:
> I need to get the longest string between the /s of the string. For
> example, longest_str() for the above line should return
> 'abcdefghijkl'. How do I go about doing this?
You can split the string into a list of (length, substring) tuples.
The 'max' of these tuples will be the longest substring.
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>>> def longest(s, sep='/'):
return max([(len(sub), sub) for sub in s.split(sep)])
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