split parameter line with quotes

Nanjundi nanjundi at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 20:28:08 CET 2008

On Jan 11, 1:50 pm, teddyber <teddy... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> first i'm a newbie to python (but i searched the Internet i swear).
> i'm looking for some way to split up a string into a list of pairs
> 'key=value'. This code should be able to handle this particular
> example string :
> qop="auth,auth-int,auth-conf",cipher="rc4-40,rc4-56,rc4,des,
> 3des",maxbuf=1024,charset=utf-8,algorithm=md5-sess
> i know i can do that with some regexp (i'm currently trying to learn
> that) but if there's some other way...
> thanks

This is unconventional and using eval is not SAFE too.
>>> s = 'qop="auth,auth-int,auth-conf",cipher="rc4-40,rc4-56,rc4,des,3des",maxbuf=1024,charset="utf-8",algorithm="md5-sess"'
>>> d = eval(' dict(%s)' % s)
>>> d.items()
[('algorithm', 'md5-sess'), ('maxbuf', 1024), ('charset', 'utf-8'),
('cipher', 'rc4-40,rc4-56,rc4,des,3des'), ('qop', 'auth,auth-int,auth-
>>> for k,v in d.iteritems(): print k, '=', v
algorithm = md5-sess
maxbuf = 1024
charset = utf-8
cipher = rc4-40,rc4-56,rc4,des,3des
qop = auth,auth-int,auth-conf

For safe eval, take a look at http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/364469


More information about the Python-list mailing list