Need a specific sort of string modification. Can someone help?

Roy Smith roy at
Sat Jan 5 15:30:45 CET 2013

In article <mailman.109.1357378077.2939.python-list at>,
 Chris Angelico <rosuav at> wrote:

> result = "".join([x[int(x[0])+1:] for x in ("0"+s).replace("-","+").split("+")])

That's exceedingly clever.  But bordering on line noise.  At the very 
least, I would break it up into a couple of lines to make it easier to 
understand (plus you can print out the intermediate values to see what's 
going on):

chunks = ("0"+s).replace("-","+").split("+")
result = "".join([x[int(x[0])+1:] for x in chunks]

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