don't know about inside zope, but in plain python you could just do:

new_options = list(options)


perhaps an external method would cut it:

return list(inputstring)



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on Friday, November 10, 2000 Tony McDonald wrote :
TM> Hi all,
TM> Say I've got a form with this in it

TM> <select type="checkbox" name="options:list">
TM> <option value="1">number 1
TM> <option value="2">number 2
TM> <option value="3">number 3
TM> </select>

TM> When this is put into an SQL database, the field 'options' is this (string)

TM> ['1', '2', '3']  or ['2', '3'] etc.

TM> When I get the data back from the database, 'options' comes back as a 
TM> string, and <dtml-in options> ... </dtml-in> gives errors (basically, 
TM> it can't iterate over a string).

TM> I tried
TM> <dtml-call "REQUEST.set('new_options:list', options)">
TM> and then tried iterating over new_options, but the variable didn't exist...

TM> Has anyone got any solutions for this?
TM> TIA
TM> Tone
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