splitting strings into variables

Dave Reed dreed at capital.edu
Tue Apr 15 01:52:57 CEST 2003


On Monday 14 April 2003 19:33, lost wrote:
> hi there,
> i've read about splitting strings, and can do
> strname.split(delimeter)
> but what i need is something like this:
> strname = hello:there
> strname.split(":")
> print strname
> hello
> 
> so :there is taken away, and i just have hello?  how can i do that 
with
> split?

strname = "hello:there" # your example was missing quotes here
strname = strname.split(":")[0]
print strname
hello

Dave






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