How to Split a String

Bjoern Schliessmann usenet-mail-0306.20.chr0n0ss at
Fri Nov 30 21:11:13 CET 2007

Siah wrote:

> The basic split/strip method wouldn't split '(a, b, "c,...", d)',
> which is why I chose not to use it.

Could you please explain which part of my example doesn't work?
split takes arguments which enables it to split your string as
> The csv solution seems to work well, that helped me much here
> (thank you), but I am looking to see if I can get it solved with
> some regular expression. This is how far I've come so far, but it
> needs much work: re.compile('"*,"*').split(x[1:-1])

Have fun. Would be too easy without regexps, wouldn't it?



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