Is there a more elegant way to spell this?

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Wed Jan 28 03:16:30 CET 2015

Mario Figueiredo wrote:

> 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:

That's third-party documentation, not official, and I strongly disagree with
a couple of those recommendations. But this specific one seems reasonable


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