unpacking first few items of iterable

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 21:50:08 CET 2012

On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 1:39 PM, Daniel Fetchinson
<fetchinson at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> If you know the sequence has at least n items, you
>> can do a, b, c = seq[:3]
> Yeah, that's probably the simplest, without all the fancy stuff :)

That only works for sequences, though.  Not all iterables are
sequences.  The islice version proposed by MRAB is more generally

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