Lists and Tuples
eppstein at ics.uci.edu
Fri Dec 5 06:45:23 CET 2003
In article <7x7k1b4yqn.fsf at ruckus.brouhaha.com>,
Paul Rubin <http://phr.cx@NOSPAM.invalid> wrote:
> Try this with a list:
> a = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
> a = 27
> print a
> Then try it with a tuple.
That's true, but another answer is: you should use tuples for short
sequences of diverse items (like the arguments to a function). You
should use lists for longer sequences of similar items.
David Eppstein http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/
Univ. of California, Irvine, School of Information & Computer Science
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