String from File -> List without parsing

Gregor Horvath g.horvath at
Sun Sep 4 19:13:50 CEST 2005


given the dynamic nature of python I assume that there is an elegant 
solution for my problem, but I did not manage to find it.

I have a file that contains for example on line:

['147', '148', '146']

when I read the file

  f = file("I050901.ids").readlines()

I have a string

f[0] == "['147', '148', '146']"

How can I turn this string into a list

li == ['147', '148', '146']

without parsing?


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