Looking for the best way to translate an idiom
jstroud at mbi.ucla.edu
Mon Dec 15 02:07:20 CET 2008
drobinow at gmail.com wrote:
> I'm baffled by this discussion.
> What's wrong with
> a, dontcare, dontcare2 = f()
> a = a + 1
> Simple, clear, and correct.
1. This can't apply to a generalized f() that may return an arbitrary
number of arguments >= len(num_assignments_you_care_about).
2. The example chosen was misleading. You don't want to add 1 to the
first element of the tuple, you want to move the "start" of the returned
tuple up 1 and start assignment on the left from there.
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