ruby %w equivalent

Georg Brandl g.brandl-nospam at
Mon Sep 25 22:36:49 CEST 2006

Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> * John Machin (24 Sep 2006 15:32:20 -0700)
>>Antoine De Groote wrote:
>>> is there a python equivalent for the ruby %w operator?
>>> %w{a b c} creates an array with strings "a", "b", and "c" in ruby...
>>| >>> "a b c".split()
>>| ['a', 'b', 'c']
>>... appears to match your single example.
> Something wrong with "list('abc')"? Or is it too simple?!

It is quite unreliable for strings consisting of more than one char... ;)


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