[Tutor] help with re.split use
michel.belanger at seidel.ca
Thu Jan 29 09:45:30 EST 2004
I use the re.split function to parse Fisrt and Last name from a contact
field. I use the following command:
# -*- coding: cp1252 -*-
row = "Genevieve Camiré"
contact = re.split(' ',row)
print row, contact, len(contact)
This generate the following results:
Genevieve Camiré ['Genevieve', 'Camir\xe9'] 2
question1: When I first ran the code, I had and I/O warning message
which ended up with the addition of the first line of code # -*-
coding: cp1252 -*- What is it for?
question2: Why the word 'Camiré' got changed to 'Camir\xe9'
question3: Some of the row from my contacts list contain only one word
which result with contact been a list of length 1. Is it possible to
add an argument to the split function so that it generates an empty
string for the second item in contact list: i.e.
row = "Belanger"
after split function is applied to row
contact = ['Belanger','']
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