Beginner Question : Iterators and zip

cokofreedom at cokofreedom at
Mon Jul 14 09:16:17 CEST 2008

> zip(*vec_list) will zip together all entries in vec_list
> Do be aware that zip stops on the shortest iterable.  So if vec[1] is
> shorter than vec[0] and matches otherwise, your output line will be
> truncated.  Or if vec[1] is longer and vec[0] matches as far as it goes,
> there will be no signal either.

Do note that from Python 3.0 there is another form of zip that will
read until all lists are exhausted, with the other being filled up
with a settable default value. Very useful!

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