[TxMt] Re: unordered list nav snippet

Jacob Rus jrus at fas.harvard.edu
Fri May 19 00:50:28 UTC 2006

Dave Foy wrote:
> I'm having trouble creating a custom snippet that, for me, would be really useful.
> I want to set up a snippet to create an unordered list nav from a plain text list, e.g.
> I'd like to highlight the whole list, hit a key combo, which would wrap each list item in <li>, wrap the whole lot in <ul>, and even wrap the text within each list item in <a href=""></a> for good measure.

Here's the command I came up with:

     #!/usr/bin/env python
     import sys

     def wrap(string):
         return '\t<li><a href="">%s</a></li>' % string.split()

     print "\n".join(["<ul>"] +
         [wrap(line) for line in sys.stdin] + ["</ul>"])

Set the input to selection or line.  If you want some snippet tab action 
to enter something in as URL's for the <a>'s, that isn't too hard.


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