multiple assignment

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at
Thu Mar 23 17:16:57 CET 2006

Anand wrote:
>>> Wouldn't it be nice to say
>>> id, *tokens = line.split(',')
>> id, tokens_str = line.split(',', 1)
> But then you have to split tokens_str again.
> id, tokens_str = line.split(',', 1)
> tokens = tokens_str.split(',')

Sorry, it wasn't clear that you needed the tokens from the original post.

If you're interested in this, the best route is to write up a PEP and 
provide an implementation.  The new AST in Python makes this kind of 
thing a bit easier.


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