Is there an easier way to express this list slicing?

John Henry john106henry at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 30 20:16:24 CET 2006


Well, pardoon me.

Next.

Thomas Ploch wrote:
> John Henry schrieb:
> > If I have a list of say, 10 elements and I need to slice it into
> > irregular size list, I would have to create a bunch of temporary
> > variables and then regroup them afterwords, like:
> >
> > # Just for illustration. Alist can be any existing 10 element list
> > a_list=("",)*10
> > (a,b,c1,c2,c3,d1,d2,d3,d4,d5)=a_list
> > alist=(a,)
> > blist=(b,)
> > clist=(c1,c2,c3)
> > dlist=(d2,d3,d4,d5)
> >
> > That obviously work but do I *really* have to do that?
> >
> > BTW: I know you can do:
> > alist=a_list[0]
> > blist=a_list[1]
> > clist=a_list[2:5]
> > dlist=a_list[5:]
> >
> > but I don't see that it's any better.
> >
> > Can I say something to the effect of:
> >
> > (a,b,c[0:2],d[0:5])=a_list    # Obviously this won't work
> >
> > ??
> >
> > I am asking this because I have a section of code that contains *lots*
> > of things like this.  It makes the code very unreadable.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
>
> Nothing in your code actually __is__ a list. they are all tuples...
> A list is:
> aList = [a,b,c1,c2,c3,d1,d2,d3,d4,d5]
> 
> Thomas




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