Is there a better way to code variable number of return arguments?

Jean-Michel Pichavant jeanmichel at sequans.com
Thu Oct 8 18:55:39 CEST 2009


Dr. Phillip M. Feldman wrote:
> I currently have a function that uses a list internally but then returns the
> list items as separate return
> values as follows:
>
> if len(result)==1: return result[0]
> if len(result)==2: return result[0], result[1]
>
> (and so on).  Is there a cleaner way to accomplish the same thing?
>   

return tuple(result)

But you down want to do that, cause the caller will have a hell of a job 
getting your result. You may want to simply return the list itself.

JM



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