How do I convert an iterator over bytes into a str?
sjmachin at lexicon.net
Wed Aug 19 04:32:14 CEST 2009
On Aug 19, 8:24 am, markscottwright <markscottwri... at gmail.com> wrote:
> This does what I expected:
> In : list(iter([1,2,3,4,5]))
> Out: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
> But this appears to be doing a __repr__ rather than making me a nice
> In : str(iter("four score and seven years ago"))
> Out: '<iterator object at 0x0139F190>'
> What's the correct way to turn an iterator over bytes into a string?
> This works, but, ewww:
> In : "".join(iter("four score and seven years ago"))
> Out: 'four score and seven years ago'
There is no such thing as an "iterator over bytes" in Python 2.x.
There is no such concept as "convert an iterator over <anything> into
a str" object.
What you have is an iterator over str objects of length 1. To do what
you appear to actually want to do (concatenate a bunch of strings), it
is recomemnded to use ''.join(str_iterable).
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