determining the number of output arguments
jerf at jerf.org
Tue Nov 16 12:40:06 CET 2004
On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 19:44:06 -0800, Josiah Carlson wrote:
>> I think it would be better to have a way to say 'and all the rest'.
>> Lacking that, some automated way to count how many items are being
>> unpacked on the LHS is probably second-best.
> Is it worth a keyword, or would a sys.getframe()/bytecode hack be
Who needs a keyword?
a, b, *c = [1, 2, 3, 4]
a, b, *c = [1, 2]
In the latter case I'd expect c to be the empty tuple.
Clear parallels to function syntax:
>>> def f(a, b, *c):
... print c
>>> f(1, 2, 3, 4)
>>> f(1, 2)
No parallel for **, but... *shrug* who cares?
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