Differences creating tuples and collections.namedtuples

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Tue Feb 19 09:06:57 CET 2013

On Mon, 18 Feb 2013 23:48:46 -0800, raymond.hettinger wrote:

> If your starting point is an existing iterable such as s=['Guido',
> 'BDFL', 1], you have a couple of choices:   p=Person(*s) or
> p=Person._make(s).  The latter form was put it to help avoid unpacking
> and repacking the arguments.

It might not be obvious to the casual reader, but despite the leading 
underscore, _make is part of the public API for namedtuple:



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