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Default string to list - 04-26-2011, 08:27 PM

Hi everyone,

my first post

Is there a way to take a string, say from "ask user for a string" and turn it into a list of the letters?, i.e.
"hi" -> ['h','i']

the point is to do simple encryption.

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Default 04-27-2011, 12:16 AM

Sorry, I don't think Alice has enough string manipulation related functions to do what you are trying to do. An option you can consider though, is detecting the keyboard presses and storing the value of the key pressed in the list. Here is an example. The thing though, is that it stores the "key code" and not the actual character, but you can always convert between the two.
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Default 04-27-2011, 12:38 AM

Thanks Rueben2011.
   
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Default 04-27-2011, 12:47 AM

Is it working for you?


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Default 04-27-2011, 07:14 AM

It's a nice solution. However, I was hoping for something where the kid could copy and paste in blocks of text. (I don't actually know the capacity of the text input box of the "ask user for string"). While typing it all in does simulate an old fashioned Enigma Machine, for cryptanalysis like simple frequency analysis, we will need to be able to paste largish blocks of text.

Thanks again.

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