Doc for extended call syntax; was: Re: unzip array of arrays?

Mark Wooding mdw at
Sun Jan 25 21:00:10 CET 2009

Steve Holden <steve at> writes:

> No, you aren't mistaken. Looking at the "*" symbol in the 2.6
> documentation index it lists only two references. The first is the
> language manual's explanation of its use in the def statement, the
> second is a transitory reference to its use in function calls, but
> that's in the tutorial where it is not likely to get much attention.

There's a full description of it in 5.4.3 in the Language Reference, but
apparently not indexed.

-- [mdw]

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