[Newbie Q on String & List Manipulation]

David Eppstein eppstein at ics.uci.edu
Fri Apr 16 08:23:38 CEST 2004


In article <567a7c35.0404152154.1645e79d at posting.google.com>,
 matthew at coredumps.net (Matthew) wrote:

>     finally, i found a way to make to a+=b works,
>     but, i don't understand why it works... ;(

I was seeing a lot of newline (^M) characters at the ends of the strings 
you posted.  When you concatenate them together then output them, the ^M 
may cause the lines to overwrite each other causing you to think you're 
only seeing the last one.  But repr turns these characters into a 
sequence of two characters, backslash followed by r.  Is this your 
problem?  If so, maybe you want to call strip() on your strings before 
concatenating or joining them?

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David Eppstein                      http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/
Univ. of California, Irvine, School of Information & Computer Science



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