[erlang-questions] String to proplist

Bengt Kleberg bengt.kleberg@REDACTED
Fri Nov 23 08:22:28 CET 2007


a naive version (to get you started :-) is:
proplist_from_options( Options ) ->
	Props = string:tokens( Options, ", " ), % should give you ["abc=12343", 
	Fun = fun (Prop) -> [Name,Value] = string:tokens( Prop, "=" ), 
{erlang:list_to_atom( Name ),Value} end,
	lists:map( Fun, Props ).

expand on this by considering erlang:list_to_existing_atom/1 and if 
Props might contain empty ("") strings, too. Etc, etc

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On 11/23/07 06:37, Richard Andrews wrote:
> I have a free-form options string that I want to covert to a proplist.
> eg. I want to convert
> "abc=12343, someThing=value" -> [{abc,12343}, {someThing,value}]
> Is there an existing mechanism to perform this conversion?
> If not, what would be the best way to go about it.
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