[Python-ideas] Unpack of sequences
ethan at stoneleaf.us
Thu Aug 30 00:31:12 CEST 2012
Mike Graham wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 11:03 AM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
>> Also of course assignment has no equivalent to keyword parameters, nor
>> does it (currently) allow a "lone star" -- although it would be handy
>> to be able to say
>> a, b, * = xs
>> as a shorthand for
>> a, b, *_ = xs
>> del _
> Is there any good reason not to introduce this syntax?
I'm guessing because
a, b = xs[:2]
is not difficult.
Mind you, I'm not opposed to the idea.
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