Need assistance

Michael Torrie torriem at
Fri Jul 17 04:40:35 CEST 2015

On 07/16/2015 08:15 PM, craig.sirna at wrote:
> I need help writing a homework program.
> I'll write it, but I can't figure out how to incorporate what I have
> read in the book to work in code.

Can you post the code that you are currently working with?

> The assignment wants us to take a users first, middle and last name
> in a single input ( name=('enter your full name: )).
> Then we must display the full name rearranged in Last, First Middle
> order.
> I tried to use the search function in Python to locate any spaces in
> the input. It spot back the index 5 (I used Craig Daniel Sirna)

Which search function are you talking about?  Is it a string method or
something else?

One of the first string methods I learned about when I first started
with Python was the .split() method. For example, in the interactive
shell try this:

>>> a="one,two,three"
>>> a.split(',')

Does this help at all?

> That is correct for the first space, but I can't figure out how to
> get it to continue to the next space.

> The indexing process is also a bit confusingto me.

Which part of indexing is confusing?  The syntax for slicing? I admit I
sometimes find it a bit complicated to know when and where to use -1 as
the index.

> I get that I can use len(fullName) to set the length of the index,
> and how the index is counted, but after that I'm lost.
> I have emailed my professor a few times, but haven't gotten a
> response.(online course)
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Again, show us the code you have so far and maybe we can help you figure
it out.

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