list(...) and list comprehensions (WAS: Arithmetic sequences in Python)

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Wed Jan 18 15:09:25 EST 2006

Giovanni Bajo schrieb:
> Diez B. Roggisch wrote:
>>> due to the nested parentheses.  Note that replacing list comprehensions
>>> with list(...) doesn't introduce any nested parentheses; it basically
>>> just replaces brackets with parentheses.
>> But you don't need the nested parentheses - use *args instead for the
>> list-constructor.
>> list(a,b,c)
> No, you can't. That's ambigous if you pass only one argument, and that
> argument is iterable. This is also the reason why set() doesn't work this
> way.

Ah, you're right - I thought about the >1 case, but not that one.



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