assigning variables from list data

Aahz aahz at
Wed Aug 18 21:38:08 CEST 2010

In article <mailman.1627.1281018398.1673.python-list at>,
Chris Hare  <chare at> wrote:
>cursor.execute('select * from net where NetNumber > 0')

Unless your table is guaranteed to never change layout, I suggest that
instead listing fields is a Good Idea:

cursor.execute('select netNumber, netType, .... from net where NetNumber > 0')

Then the tuple unpack suggested by other posters will never fail.
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