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

Mark Wooding mdw at distorted.org.uk
Tue Jan 27 17:42:52 CET 2009


Bryan Olson <fakeaddress at nowhere.org> writes:

> Mark Wooding wrote:
>> There's a full description of it in 5.4.3 in the Language Reference, but
>> apparently not indexed.
>
> So I guess this means I can duck out of writing up a lecture on my own
> understanding of Python's extended call syntax. Great.
>
> I think I grock the extended call syntax, and when the question came
> up I was surprised not to be able to find where I learned it. Mark,
> where exactly does one look to see this "full description"?

I typoed, sorry!  I should have written 5.3.4:

        http://www.python.org/doc/2.5/ref/calls.html

The description of the fancy * and ** syntax starts with `If the syntax
``*expression'' appears in the function call...'.

-- [mdw]



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