Function/method returning list of chars in string?

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Tue Jun 9 03:32:50 EDT 2009

Hendrik van Rooyen schrieb:
> One can go from lb = ['b','a','n','a','n','a']
> to s = "banana" by using s = "".join(lb)
> Is there a way to go the reverse route?
> I have not been able to find one.
> It is obviously easy to write a for char in s loop
> or list comprehension, but there seems to be
> no function or string method to return a list
> of characters.
> using lb = s.split("") would have been nice
> as a complement to s = "".join(lb).
> Split is already full of magic, it could do with more.

I think

lb = list(s)

is good enough.


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