unpacking first few items of iterable

Demian Brecht demianbrecht at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 20:39:17 CET 2012


If you're using python3, you can simply do:

a, b, c, *rest = myiterable

Demian Brecht
http://demianbrecht.github.com




On 2012-12-13 11:37 AM, "Daniel Fetchinson" <fetchinson at googlemail.com>
wrote:

>Hi folks, I swear I used to know this but can't find it anywhere:
>
>What's the standard idiom for unpacking the first few items of an
>iterable whose total length is unknown?
>
>Something like
>
>a, b, c, _ = myiterable
>
>where _ could eat up a variable number of items, in case I'm only
>interested in the first 3 items?
>
>Cheers,
>Daniel
>
>
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