combine if filter terms from list

MRAB python at
Fri Apr 21 20:59:56 EDT 2017

On 2017-04-22 01:17, Rory Schramm wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to use python list comprehensions to combine multiple terms for
> use by a for loop if condition.
> filters = [ 'one', 'two', 'three']
> for line in other_list:
>      if ' and '.join([item for item in filters]) not in line[2]:
>          print line
> The list comp returns  one and two and three and ..
> The problem I'm having is the for loop isn't filtering out the terms from
> the filter list. I suspect the problem is the if condition is treating the
> results for the list comprehension as a literal string and not part of the
> if condition itself. I'm not sure how to fix this though.
Correct. The join is returning 'one and two and three'. The condition is 
true if that string isn't in line[2]. (What is line? Is it a string? If 
so, then line[2] is one character of that string.)

> Any ideas on How to make this work?
If you want it to do this:

     if 'one' not in line[2] and 'two' not in line[2] and 'three' not in 

you can write:

     if all(word not in line[2] for word in filters):


     if not any(word in line[2] for word in filters):

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