Convert StringIO to string

Rob Williscroft rtw at freenet.co.uk
Mon Oct 16 15:37:22 CEST 2006


Jonathan Bowlas wrote in
news:mailman.562.1161001625.11739.python-list at python.org in
comp.lang.python: 

> Hi listers,
> 
> I've written this little script to generate some html but I cannot get
> it to convert to a string so I can perform a replace() on the >,
> < characters that get returned.
> 
> from StringIO import StringIO
> 
> def generator_file(rsspath,titleintro,tickeropt): 
>      scripter=StringIO()
>      scripter.write('<script type="text/javascript">\n')
>      scripter.write('new rss_ticker(%s, %s, %s)\n' % (rsspath,
> titleintro, tickeropt))
>      scripter.write('</script>\n')
>      return scripter.getvalue()
> 
> I tried adding this:
> 
> scripter = scripter.replace("<", "<")
> scripter = scripter.replace(">", ">")
> 
> But obviously replace() isn't an attribute of StringIO so I guess I
> need to convert it to a string first, can someone please advise how I
> can do this? 
> 

How strange, you are already "converting" to a string in the return
line (the call to the getvalue() method), so:

    	scripter = scripter.getvalue().replace("<", "<")
    	scripter = scripter.replace(">", ">")
    	return scripter

should do what you want.

Rob.
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