String substitution -- reactions?

Diez B. Roggisch deets_noospaam at
Tue Nov 4 00:08:08 CET 2003

>    def dequote(text, dictionary):
>        """Replace quoted parts of string with dictionary entries."""
>        parts = text.split('"')
>        parts[1::2] = [dictionary[word] for word in parts[1::2]]
>        return ''.join(parts)

Sheeesh - thats cool! I don't wanna event think of how much code this would
need in java - _with_ a regexp-package. Not to mention with the builtin
string manipulating "capabilities".

And its actually the first example of the slice-step-argument I've seen -
which doesn't mean much, but I always asked myself what use they had.



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