[Python-ideas] How assignment should work with generators?

Daniel Moisset dmoisset at machinalis.com
Mon Nov 27 08:44:28 EST 2017

On 27 November 2017 at 06:40, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:

> Here are a few syntaxes that I believe have been proposed at various
> times:
> x, y = islice(iter, 2) # status quo
> x, y = iter # your proposal
> x, y, = iter # omit last destination

Just to clear the list, this one (trailing comma) would be
ambiguous/backward incompatible for the 1 variable case:

x, = iter

which is a relatively common idiom and is expected to raise an error if the
iterator has trailing elements.

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