string to list of numbers conversion

Peter Otten __peter__ at
Sun Nov 5 14:00:51 CET 2006

jm.suresh at wrote:

>   I have a string '((1,2), (3,4))' and I want to convert this into a
> python tuple of numbers. But I do not want to use eval() because I do
> not want to execute any code in that string and limit it to list of
> numbers.
>   Is there any alternative way?


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