Fencepost problem and solution
String Handling example from a Well House Consultants training course
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Source code: fence.py Module: Y108
"""If you have four fence panels to erect,
then you need an extra (i.e. five) posts.
Similarly, if you're looking to output a
list of values, the you need one fewer
connecting strings. Let's make up a
fruit salad that include three fruits:"""
posts = ["apple","banana","cherry"]
panel = "and"
for place in posts:
print(place,panel,end=" ") # use trailing comma in Python 2
apple and banana and cherry and
"""Python provides a join method that will
let you join a list or tuple of strings using
andother string as the glue - the solution to
the fencepost problem is encapsulates (i.e
hidden) within the join method. """
posts = ["kiwi","orange","pineapple"]
panel = " with "
salad = panel.join(posts)
WomanWithCat:y108 grahamellis$ python3 fence.py
apple and banana and cherry and
kiwi with orange with pineapple
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