* in Python
onurb at xiludom.gro
Fri Jun 23 09:29:09 EDT 2006
> Duncan Booth wrote:
>>>Can someone tell me what * in the following code means/does a Google
>>>search didnt turn up anything as i dont know what the * is called
>>>(related to Python and i dont think Python has pointers)
>>* is for variable number of positional arguments, ** is for variable
>>keyword arguments. The syntax is symmetrical when defining functions and
>>when calling them.
> so * basically means that args is a list
A tuple IIRC
> containing more arguments that
> can change in size, whereas ** means that args is a dictionary of
> key=value arguments?
Why don't you try by yourself in the Python shell ? One of the nice
things with Python is that it's quite easy to explore and experiment.
python -c "print '@'.join(['.'.join([w[::-1] for w in p.split('.')]) for
p in 'onurb at xiludom.gro'.split('@')])"
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