x, = y (???)
mattheww at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Thu Jul 17 22:53:55 CEST 2008
> I still don't get it. If we write
> y = 'Y'
> x, = y
> what's the difference now between x and y? And if there's no
> difference, what's the point of performing such "unpacking"?
If y really is is a string, I think it's likely that the line you came
across was a typo.
In the case you give above, there's no difference at the end between x
If y had length other than 1, the second line would raise an exception,
so it's not the same as plain "x = y". But if that's the intended effect,
it's a daft way to write it.
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