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Remove quotes from bits in a custom tag

Author:
mwdiers
Posted:
September 8, 2008
Language:
Python
Version:
1.0
Score:
-1 (after 1 ratings)

A simple function that will remove the quote marks from every string in a list - if and only if the quote marks are the first and last character of the string, regardless of whether they are single or double quotes.

Useful when parsing the arguments of a custom tag.

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def dequote(arg):
    "Given a list, will return a list with any leading and trailing quotes from the items in the list removed"
    return [ ( arg[1:-1] if arg[0] == arg[-1] and arg[0] in ('"', "'") else arg ) for arg in args ]

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