Importing an output from another function

Ben Cartwright bencvt at gmail.com
Sat Mar 18 08:02:13 CET 2006


James Stroud wrote:
> Try this (I think its called "argument expansion", but I really don't
> know what its called, so I can't point you to docs):
>
> def Func1():
>      choice = ('A', 'B', 'C')
>      output = random.choice(choice)
>      output2 = random.choice(choice)
>      return output, output2
>
> def Func2(*items):
>      print items
>
> output = Func1()
> Func2(*output1)


Single asterisk == "arbitrary argument list".  Useful in certain
patterns, but not something you use every day.

Documentation is in the tutorial:
http://www.python.org/doc/current/tut/node6.html#SECTION006730000000000000000

PS:  Like "self" for class instance methods, "*args" is the
conventional name of the arbitrary argument list.

--Ben




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