accessing elements of a tuple

Steve Holden steve at
Sun Feb 1 08:00:42 EST 2009

Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
>> First of all, list is a reserved word.  Don't use it as a variable name.
> Unless you mean to. Shadowing built-ins is only a bad thing when you do it
> by accident.
Quite. And we should observe that "list" is not a reserved word in the
sense of a keyword with a specific syntactic meaning, otherwise it
wouldn't be possible to shadow it in the first place. It's just the name
of one of Python's built-in types.

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