How to unencode a string

Chris Rebert clp2 at rebertia.com
Fri Aug 28 01:05:04 CEST 2009


On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 2:49 PM, Chris Rebert<clp2 at rebertia.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 2:10 PM, jakecjacobson<jakecjacobson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This seems like a real simple newbie question but how can a person
>> unencode a string?  In Perl I use something like: "$part=~ s/\%([A-Fa-
>> f0-9]{2})/pack('C', hex($1))/seg;"
>>
>> If I have a string like Word1%20Word2%20Word3 I want to get Word1
>> Word2 Word3.  Would also like to handle special characters like '",(){}
>> [] etc/
>
> Use the `uu` module together with the `stringio` module:
> http://docs.python.org/library/uu.html
> http://docs.python.org/library/stringio.html
>
> Not sure about special character handling though.

Ah, I misread our post in haste. Please disregard my reply.

- Chris



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