[erlang-questions] Processing a List into a Dict

Brentley Jones <>
Mon Nov 30 22:17:30 CET 2009


list_to_tuple in erlang module.

- Brentley Jones

On Nov 30, 2009, at 3:06 PM, Jarrod Roberson <>  
wrote:

> I have the following list
>
> ["txtvers=1","userid=3A6524D4- 
> E31C-491D-94DD-555883B1600A","name=Jarrod
> Roberson","version=2"]
>
> I want to create a Dict where the left side of the = is the key and  
> the
> right side is the value.
> Preferably where the key is an atom.
>
> Using the following list comprehension I get this.
>
> KVL = [string:tokens(T,"=") || T <- TXT].
>
> [["txtvers","1"],
> ["userid","3A6524D4-E31C-491D-94DD-555883B1600A"], ["name","Jarrod
> Roberson"], ["version","2"]]
>
> what I am struggling with now is how to convert the nested lists  
> into tuples
> so I can send them into a list of tuples
> where I can send them into dict:from_list
>
> what I want is something like this
>
> [{txtvers,"1"}, {userid,"3A6524D4-E31C-491D-94DD-555883B1600A"},
> {name,"Jarrod Roberson"}, {version,"2"}]
>
> I know there has to be a concise way to do this but I just can't get  
> my head
> around it.


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