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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Nov 27 16:24:38 EST 2017

On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 1:18 PM, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz>

> Chris Angelico wrote:
>> The problem is that it depends on internal whitespace to
>> distinguish it from augmented assignment;
> Ah, didn't spot that. I guess the ellipsis is the next best
> thing then.
> An alternative would be to require parens:
>    (x, y, *) = z

But that would have the same issue.

Is this problem really important enough that it requires dedicated syntax?
Isn't the itertools-based solution good enough? (Or failing that, couldn't
we add something to itertools to make it more readable rather than going
straight to new syntax?)

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