Disassembling strings and turning them into function parameters

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Sun Jan 30 13:05:10 EST 2005

mercuryprey at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm pretty new to Python, to programming overall...so how would I make
> something where the user inputs multiple words in a string - like
> "connect 21 user password" or similar, and then I can
> split this string up to pass these arguments to a function like
> ftp_connect(ip, port, user, pw) etc...? I have no idea how to "break"
> the string up so I can get these out of it..

The .split() method of strings should work for you.

If you need more, provide more background...  and maybe
let us know that this isn't homework. ;-)


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