converting from perl: variable sized unpack

Peter Hansen peter at
Mon Jul 16 08:03:15 EDT 2001

Duncan Booth wrote:
> 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:]

Or perhaps even more readable:

a, b = sequence[:2]
c = sequence[2:]


Peter Hansen, P.Eng.
peter at

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