Random Problems

Lanny lanny at freshells.ch
Thu Aug 14 01:54:38 CEST 2008


> 1) You need to either use raw string for your pathnames or use forward 
> slashes.
> This is because backslash is an escape character to Python and if you get 
> any legal escaped sequence (like \n, \t, etc) it won't work as expected.
>
> songs = glob.glob(r'C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\My
>   Documents\LimeWire\Saved\*.mp3')
>
> or
>
> songs = glob.glob('C:/Documents and Settings/Admin/My
>   Documents/LimeWire/Saved/*.mp3')
>
> Yes, forward slashes work just fine on windows.
>
> 2) When you have a list (songs) and append another list (asongs) you don't 
> get a combined list, you get a list with the last element being the second 
> list.
>
> example:
>
> >>> songs = [1,2,3]
> >>> asongs = [4,5,6]
> >>> songs.append(asongs)
> >>> songs
> [1, 2, 3, [4, 5, 6]]
> >>>
>
> What you wanted was songs.extend(asongs).  BTW-Inserting a couple of print 
> statements would have shown you this problem pretty quickly.
>
> -Larry
>

Thanks for the speedy responce, it really helped 



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