scanf in python

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Tue Jul 22 01:48:21 CEST 2008

AMD wrote:
> Hello,
> I often need to parse strings which contain a mix of characters, 
> integers and floats, the C-language scanf function is very practical for 
> this purpose.
> I've been looking for such a feature and I have been quite surprised to 
> find that it has been discussed as far back as 2001 but never 
> implemented.

The second Google hit is a pure Python implementation of scanf.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
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