How to parse a string completely into a list

john.ford at colorado.edu john.ford at colorado.edu
Thu Sep 25 05:51:28 CEST 2008


On Sep 24, 9:44 pm, "Chris Rebert" <c... at rebertia.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 8:30 PM,  <john.f... at colorado.edu> wrote:
> > I want to take a long alpha-numeric string with \n and white-space and
> > place ALL elements of the string (even individual parts of a long
> > white-space) into separate list elements. The most common way I've
> > seen this performed is with the split() function, however I don't
> > believe that it has the power to do what I am looking for.
> > Any suggestions?
> > thanks
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> Could you please define exactly what you mean by "elements" of a string?
>
> If you mean characters, then just use list():>>> list("  \n \t abc")
>
> [' ', ' ', '\n', ' ', '\t', ' ', 'a', 'b', 'c']
>
> Regards,
> Chris
>
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Worked like a charm.
kudos!



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