Is there any nice way to unpack a list of unknown size??

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Sun Sep 14 21:39:29 CEST 2008

srinivasan srinivas wrote:

> I want to do something like below:
> 1. first, second, third, *rest = foo
>  2. for (a,b,c,*rest) in list_of_lists:

update to Python 3.0 (as others have pointed out), or just do

     first, second, third = foo[:3]
     rest = foo[3:]

     for item in list_of_lists:
         a, b, c = item[:3]
         rest = item[3:]

and move on to more interesting parts of your program.


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