Is there a more elegant way to spell this?

Mario Figueiredo marfig at
Wed Jan 28 02:19:03 CET 2015

In article <54c8339f$0$13008$c3e8da3$5496439d at>, 
steve+comp.lang.python at says...
> (3) _ is also commonly used as a "don't care" variable name:
> a, _, b, _ = get_four_items()  # but I only care about two of them

According to the following link, it is actually a double underscore:

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