>>> string = "blah, lots , of , spaces, here " >>> mylist = string.split(',') >>> print mylist ['blah', ' lots ', ' of ', ' spaces', ' here ']
I would rather end up with whitespace removed like this:
['blah', 'lots', 'of', 'spaces', 'here']
I am aware that I could loop through the list and strip() each item but, as this is Python, I’m guessing there’s a quicker, easier and more elegant way of doing it.
Use list comprehension — simpler, and just as easy to read as a
my_string = "blah, lots , of , spaces, here " result = [x.strip() for x in my_string.split(',')] # result is ["blah", "lots", "of", "spaces", "here"]