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Python Comma Separated

09.01.2005
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        Separate a list of string in english-language list fashion, just like the Ruby snippet listed earlier.

def textList(listtext, sep1=', ', sep2=', and '):
        return (len(listtext) > 1 
        and ("%s%s%s" % (sep1.join(listtext[:-1]), sep2, listtext[-1])) 
        or listtext[0])

['one'] -> "one"
['one', 'two', 'three'] -> "one, two, and three"    

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Snippets Manager replied on Mon, 2012/05/07 - 2:14pm

One variant: def textList(listtext, sep1=', ', sep2=', and '): return sep1.join(listtext[:-2]+['']) + sep2.join(listtext[-2:])