Stop spaces from appearing when printing to file

Scott David Daniels Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
Mon Nov 8 02:43:18 CET 2004


Kent Johnson wrote:
> Brad Tilley wrote:
> 
>> I'm printing some info into a txt file that will be uploaded into a 
>> MySQL DB. I use ';' as field separaters. How can I stop spaces from 
>> appearing on both sides of the ';'
> 
> 
> The spaces are a feature of print. To avoid them, use string formatting 
> to create a single output string.
> 
>> print >> x,';',object,";",AN_string,";",ascii,";",sum
> 
> 
> Try
> print >> x, ';%s;%s;%s;%s' % (object, AN_string, ascii, sum)

or even:
  print >>x, ';'.join([str(v) for v in (object, AN_string, ascii, sum)])

-Scott David Daniels
Scott.DanielsAcm.Org



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