[Python-3000] PEP 3132: Extended Iterable Unpacking

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu May 3 02:52:21 CEST 2007

Guido van Rossum wrote:

> In any case the grammar will probably end up accepting *a in lots of
> places where it isn't really allowed and you'll have to fix all of
> those. That sounds messy; only allowing *a at the end seems a bit more
> manageable.

I also would be quite happy if it were only allowed at
the end, and not allowed on its own. I don't see any
utility in being able to write *a = b instead of
a = list(b) or some such.


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