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Post by Bat »

I Common Lisp you can transform a string into a list of atoms, such as:
"hi how are you" -> (hi how are you).
You just 'read-input-from-string' the original string and cons the atoms into a list. For instance, see (read-sentence) in Winston 3rd ed., p. 426.

How to do this in Newlisp ?
I imagine this can be done with regex, but since I dont know Perl, I cannot be sure.

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Post by eddier »

(parse "hi how are you") -> (how are you)

If you want a certain string to delimate the text say ",":

(parse "hi,how,are,you" ",") -> (how are you)


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Post by Lutz »

actually that would be:

(map symbol (parse "hello how are you")) => (hello how are you)

because 'parse' does just the string split:

(parse "hello how are you") => ("hello" "how" "are" "you")

read also my comment on the other thread: "how about (read)", which is related.


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