Split on multiple delimiters, and also treat consecutive delimiters as a single delimiter?
joel.goldstick at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 03:28:24 CEST 2015
On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 8:08 PM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 11:55 PM, Victor Hooi <victorhooi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have a line that looks like this:
>> 14 *0 330 *0 760 411|0 0 770g 1544g 117g 1414 computedshopcartdb:103.5% 0 30|0 0|1 19m 97m 1538 ComputedCartRS PRI 09:40:26
>> I'd like to split this line on multiple separators - in this case, consecutive whitespace, as well as the pipe symbol (|).
> Correct me if I'm misanalyzing this, but it sounds to me like a simple
> transform-then-split would do the job:
> f.replace("|"," ").split()
> Turn those pipe characters into spaces, then split on whitespace. Or,
> reading it differently: Declare that pipe is another form of
> whitespace, then split on whitespace. Python lets you declare anything
> you like, same as mathematics does :)
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