how to append semicolon to a variable

tiissa tiissa at nonfree.fr
Sat Aug 13 19:46:00 CEST 2005


Grant Edwards wrote:
> On 2005-08-13, yaffa <yxxxxlxxxxx at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>>i have the following lines of python code:
>>
>>      couch = incident.findNextSibling('td')
>>	price = couch.findNextSibling('td')
>>	sdate = price.findNextSibling('td')
>>	city = sdate.findNextSibling('td')
>>	strUrl = addr.b.string
>>currently what this ends up doing is creating something like this
>>
>>couch3201/01/2004newyork
>>
>>now what i want to do is add a semicolon after the couch, price, sdate,
>>city so that i get something like this
>>
>>couch;32;01/01/2004;new york
> 
> 
> Try this:
> 
> s = ';'.join([couch,price,sdate,city])
> print s

I'll risk myself with something like:

s = ';'.join([tag.string for tag in [couch,price,sdate,city]])

Of course, from the question I wouldn't have any clue. I just like doing 
some guessing on problems I know nothing about. ;)

>>p.s. i tried couch = couch + ';'
>>and then i tried couch = couch + ";"
> 
> both of those should have worked fine.

Not really. It seems to me the OP is using BeautifulSoup (or some other 
SGML parser). In this case, couch and others are not strings but objects.
It may also be that strUrl is their parent (but I wouldn't know, how 
would I?)

> Perhaps you ought to read through the tutorial?

That's always useful.
However, the first thing is to put the minimal context in your question 
to help the people you want your answers from understanding your issue.
I would advise you to read tutorials and documentations on the modules 
you're using as well as learning to ask meaningful questions[1].


[1] http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html



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