How to convert a list of strings into a list of variables
gordon at panix.com
Thu Aug 18 18:09:43 CEST 2011
In <2ab25f69-6017-42a6-a7ef-c71bc2ee8547 at l2g2000vbn.googlegroups.com> noydb <jenn.duerr at gmail.com> writes:
> How would you convert a list of strings into a list of variables using
> the same name of the strings?
> So, ["red", "one", "maple"] into [red, one, maple]
> Thanks for any help!
If the strings and the object names are exactly the same, you could use
eval(). (Of course this assumes the objects already exist.)
red = "this is the red object"
one = 1
maple = "this is the maple object"
list_of_strings = ["red", "one", "maple"]
list_of_variables = 
for x in list_of_strings:
for y in list_of_variables:
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