Chandrashekhar Mullaparthi Chandrashekhar.Mullaparthi@REDACTED
Wed Jul 30 12:12:14 CEST 2003

5> String = "{a,b,c}.".    
6> {ok, Term, _} = erl_scan:string(String).
7> erl_parse:parse_term(Term).

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rudolph van Graan [mailto:rvg@REDACTED]
> Sent: 30 July 2003 10:52
> To: erlang-questions@REDACTED
> Subject: String_to_tuple
> Hi all,
> I have another question today... I was digging through the 
> documentation
> yesterday trying to find a function that basically does this:
> 1. Takes as input a string [eg. "{a,b,c}"] and
> 2. Outputs a term {a,b,c}
> I did quickly look at the erl_parse and erl_scan functions, but didn't
> find anything that seems to be able to do this. Basically it is the
> reverse of
> 	io_lib:format("~w",[Term]) 
> that I am looking for... I thought there might be a string_to_tuple or
> string_to_term function, but no luck for me.
> Anyone that knows of a simple way to do this?
> Rgds,
> R

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