converting from perl: variable sized unpack

Courageous jkraska1 at san.rr.com
Mon Jul 16 18:09:28 CEST 2001


>The Python equivalent to the Ruby trick really isn't that much longer, and 
>to my mind has the advantage of showing more clearly the programmer's 
>intent:
>   (a, b), c = sequence[:2], sequence[2:]

If y'll forgive an AOL-style "me too" post, I just have to say that your explicit
assignment is far superior to the obfuscating syntactic sugar it replaces.

Python: The Right Combination of Power and Elegance.

C//




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