accessing elements of a tuple

D'Arcy J.M. Cain darcy at
Sun Feb 1 15:32:42 CET 2009

On Sun, 01 Feb 2009 19:23:58 +1100
Steven D'Aprano <steve at> 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.

I suppose but I am having a hard time trying to think of some good
reason to replace a builtin function that creates a list with a list

>>> list = list((1,2,3))
>>> list((1,2,3))
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: 'list' object is not callable

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