a simple string question

Zentrader zentraders at gmail.com
Sat Jul 28 04:21:03 CEST 2007


On Jul 27, 11:26 am, Wildemar Wildenburger <wilde... at freakmail.de>
wrote:
> vedrandeko... at v-programs.com wrote:
> >> If I understand you correctly you want to replace ";" by ";\n" and ":"
> >> by ":\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t".
> >> Well guess what? The replace() method does just this. Have a read:
> >> <URL:http://docs.python.org/lib/string-methods.html>
>
> > No,that's not what I need...
> > When this function detect ";" or ":" ,it must append character "\n" or
> > "\n\t" ahead ":" or ";" another e.g
>
> > 1) text="Hello world;Hello:Hello2"
>
> > 2) When function detect ";" or ":" it must append character "\n" or "\n
> > \t" ahead ":" or ";", so that must look like this:
>
> > NEW TEXT :  "Hello world;\nHello:\n\t\t\n\n\n\n\n\nHello2"
>
> Isn't that what I said?
>
> Please note that appending "\n" to ";" is the very same thing as
> replacing ";" with ";\n".
>
> Also note that the your description of the desired behavior does not
> match your example. You say "append "\n\t" after ":"", but thats not
> what happens in your example. There you append "\n\t\t\n\n\n\n\n\n"
> instead of "\n\t". That is confusing to me. Can you explain?
>
> /W

Confusing to me also.  I read this as replace the first ";" with ";/
n", replace the first ":" with "\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t", and on from there
with different requirements.  If that is the case then you have to
locate the first, second, etc. and add/replace with the appropriate
code.  String.find and split would have to be used instead of a
string.replace if you want to make different changes depending on if
it is the first, second..., occurrence.




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