Is this a "gotcha" in Python?

Skip Montanaro skip.montanaro at
Mon Apr 22 17:28:10 EDT 2019

> Not quite. The single-letter names mean "I am an iterator/index/etc",
> but "_" means "I am not used anywhere".

Small addendum to this. pyflakes (at least in my experience) doesn't
interpret "_" as a variable name or prefix to a local variable as


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