string to list when the contents is a list

Wes James comptekki at
Thu Feb 18 00:48:38 CET 2010

I have been trying to create a list form a string.  The string will be
a list (this is the contents will look like a list).  i.e. "[]" or

The "[]" is simple since I can just check if value == "[]" then return []

But with "['a','b']" I have tried and get:




[ " 'a' "," 'b' " ]

when I want it to return ['a','b'].

How can I do this?



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