* in Python

Bruno Desthuilliers onurb at xiludom.gro
Fri Jun 23 16:44:10 CEST 2006

Duncan Booth wrote:
> Bruno Desthuilliers wrote:
>>>so * basically means that args is a list
>>A tuple IIRC
> In a function definition * means that any remaining position arguments will 
> be passed in as a tuple. In a function call the * means that any sequence 
> will be unpacked as positional arguments: it doesn't have to be a list or 
> a tuple.

yes, of course - I only saw it from the function's POV.

bruno desthuilliers
python -c "print '@'.join(['.'.join([w[::-1] for w in p.split('.')]) for
p in 'onurb at xiludom.gro'.split('@')])"

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