How do I parse a string to a tuple??

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Mon Apr 30 12:06:43 CEST 2007

On Mon, 30 Apr 2007 02:47:32 -0700, Soren wrote:

> Hi!
> I have a string that contains some text and newline characters. I want
> to parse the string so that the string just before a newline character
> goes in as an element in the tuple.
> ex:
> "text1 \n text2 \n text3 \n text4"   --> (text1, text2, text3, text4)
> Is there an easy way to do this?

the_string = "text1 \n text2 \n text3 \n text4"

If you don't need a tuple, and a list will do:


If you want to get rid of the white space after each chunk of text:

[s.strip() for s in the_string.split('\n')]

Steven D'Aprano 

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