[Python-ideas] Python Users Aren't Perfect

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Dec 16 07:06:43 CET 2011

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> (I think this was also in the days that you 
> couldn't unpack a list -- but I'm not actually sure of that. I do know 
> that tuple unpacking was always in the language.)

I can definitely remember a time when you had to use
(...) to unpack tuples and [...] to unpack lists. My
Python memory doesn't go back further than that, though.


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