Replacing last comma in 'C1, C2, C3' with 'and' so that it reads'C1, C2 and C3'

Ric Da Force ric at
Tue Jul 12 21:47:07 CEST 2005

Hi guys,

Thank you all for your input!  It was good to see so much convergence in the 
approach! Again, I think that it speaks loudly for the concise way of doing 
thins in Python... Anyway, I have typed in all of the solutions and have 
gained a great understanding of how to do this in future.

Thanks again!

"Brian van den Broek" <bvande at> wrote in message 
news:mailman.1635.1121152323.10512.python-list at
> Ric Da Force said unto the world upon 12/07/2005 02:43:
>> Hi,
>> I have a string such as 'C1, C2, C3'.   Without assuming that each bit of 
>> text is of fixed size, what is the easiest way to change this list so 
>> that it reads:
>> 'C1, C2 and C3' regardless of the length of the string.
>> Regards and sorry for the newbie question,
>> Ric
> Hi Ric,
> the rsplit method of strings should get you going:
> >>> data = "the first bit, then the second, finally the third"
> >>> chunks = data.rsplit(',', 1)
> >>> chunks
> ['the first bit, then the second', ' finally the third']
> >>>
> Best,
> Brian vdB

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