As I’ve started learning python, one thing I appreciate is the reasonable naming of functions. One name that has *never* made sense to me in PHP is “explode.” You couldn’t tell it from its name, but this is not a function that blows up your scripts. Rather, it breaks apart a string on a certain character (exploding it into an array?). For those of you not “in the know,” a string is a bunch of characters lined up one after another.
Similarly, strings may be joined in PHP with a certain character using the function ” implode.” What is it, a building?
In python, these functions have the much more reasonable names “split” and “join,” which do to a string exactly what they say they will. Namely, splitting a string apart into a list and joining a list together.
$arrayToHoldWords = array(); // initialize empty array to hold words from string $mystring ='This is a sentence.'; // create a string to split apart $arrayToHoldWords = explode(' ', ); // split apart the string on spaces, store in array $underbarString = implode('_', $arrayToHoldWords); // create a string with underbars between the "words" In Python: mystring = "This is a sentence." # create a string to split apart array_to_hold_words = mystring.split(" ") # split apart the string on spaces, store in list underbar_string = array_to_hold_words.join("_") # put the string back together with underbars between the words