[Tutor] split struggle

Richard D. Moores rdmoores at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 04:20:24 CEST 2010

On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 15:09, Alan Gauld <alan.gauld at btinternet.com> wrote:
> "Richard D. Moores" <rdmoores at gmail.com> wrote
>> This does what I want, which is to do one of:
>> 1. print all the elements of the list, lst.
>> 2. print "Done" when "" is entered.
>> 3. print the elements of lst whose indexes are entered.
>> (sorry if all this is obvious)
>> Now, the code works, but isn't there a better way to do what I want?
>> I've been away from Python for a while, and have gotten rusty.
> Its pretty straightforward, I'm not sure what you are thinking of
> to simplify/improve it.
> The only change I'd make is the last else:
>> indexes = [int(k) for k in indexes]
> You don't need the list comp
>>   print(indexes)
>>   for i in indexes:
>>       print(lst[int(i)])
> Will do what you want.

Thanks, Alan, that's the kind of thing I was looking for. I also
learned from Steven D'Aprano's reply.

Dick Moores

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