[a,b,c,d] = 1,2,3,4

Jean-Michel Pichavant jeanmichel at sequans.com
Tue Aug 25 16:59:25 CEST 2015


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joel Goldstick" <joel.goldstick at gmail.com>
> its called list unpacking or packing (?)
> 
> the right side is considered a tuple because of the commas
> >>> a = 1,2,3
> >>> a
> (1, 2, 3)
> >>> a[1]
> 2

To add to Joel's answer, the right side can be *any* sequence, and is not restricted to lists or tuples.

a, b, c = (x for x in range(3)) # a generator for instance

That would be a generator unpacking combined with a tuple packing (is packing restricted to tuples and lists ? probably)

JM


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