what does 'for _ in range()' mean?

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Thu Jul 29 21:07:29 CEST 2004

Matteo Dell'Amico wrote:

> Peter Hansen wrote:
>> Sounds to me like the two discussions are unrelated.
> More or less so. It was only a discussion on the etimology of the 
> underscore convention. :-)

In that case they would be related, but is this any more than
supposition on your part?  Is the use of _ as a throw-away in
for loops, and perhaps even in the interpreter as "last result",
definitely descended from its wildcard usage in functional
languages (or, at least, Ocaml)?


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