I've found a note about this from Guido back in 2000:
https://mail.python.org/archives/list/python-dev@python.org/thread/BIAEXJPSO4ZSUAEKYHGHSOIULSMV3CYK/#HURE3EIQLNHVSMTUSUHGCQF5IGIN7XVE
Not sure if it went anywhere back then.


On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 4:27 PM Ben Avrahami <avrahami.ben@gmail.com> wrote:
consider the following function:
    def foo(a,b,c,x):
        pass

The following calls are equivalent:
    foo(1,2,3, x=0)
    foo(*(1,2,3), x=0)
However, since python allows keyword arguments before star-unpacking, you can also do:
    foo(x=0, *(1, 2, 3))
But removing the unpacking, would result in a syntax error:
     foo(x=0, 1, 2, 3)
This is against the understanding of unpacking, is this intentional?
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