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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Nov 27 16:18:48 EST 2017

On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 1:13 PM, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz>

> Chris Angelico wrote:
> x, y, * = iter # unpack into nothing
> I'm surprised this isn't already allowed. It seems like the
> One Obvious Way to me.

I'm not that surprised. While it appears to rhyme with the use of a lone
'*' in function signatures, it would actually mean the opposite: in
signatures it means "don't allow any more". These opposite meanings would
cause some confusion.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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