how to improve this simple block of code

Matt Hammond matt.hammond at rd.bbc.co.uk
Wed Jan 11 18:31:35 CET 2006


> How about:
>
>    if "." in x:
>      x, frac = x.split(".")
>      frac = frac.rstrip("0")
>      if frac:
>          x = x + "." + frac

Or simpler still:

     if "." in x:
         x = x.rstrip("0")
         x = x.rstrip(".")


More concise, but slightly less readable IMO:

     if "." in x:
         x = x.rstrip("0").rstrip(".")

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| Matt Hammond
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