Filling in a tuple from unknown size list

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at
Fri Nov 27 14:48:46 CET 2009

boblatest, 27.11.2009 13:18:
> Here's my question: Given a list of onknown length, I'd like to be
> able to do the following:
> (a, b, c, d, e, f) = list
> If the list has fewer items than the tuple, I'd like the remaining
> tuple elements to be set to "None". If the list is longer, I'd like
> the excess elements to be ignored.

What about this:

    fillUp = [None] * 6
    (a, b, c, d, e, f) = (list + fillUp)[:6]


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