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split in python without using comma [CLOSED]

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How can I use the '.split()' method (am I right in calling it a method?) without instead of writing each comma between words in the pie list in the following code? Also, is there a way to use .split instead of typing the apostrophes?

import random
pie=['keylime', 'peach', 'apple', 'cherry', 'pecan']
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posted Aug 14, 2013 by Seema Siddique

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I think you are referring to this:

 pie = 'keylime peach apple cherry pecan'.split()

While it's easier to type, and does save a few characters, I think the original list is clearer to a reader of your program.

answer Aug 14, 2013 by Abhay Kulkarni
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