[Tutor] multiple assignment
kent37 at tds.net
Tue Oct 18 13:55:58 CEST 2005
Vincent Gulinao wrote:
> Haha. Cool.
> I think it's better than...
> if str.find(" "):
> str1, str2, str3 = str.split(" ", 3)
> str1, str2, str3, rest = str, None, None, None
Less buggy, too - your version will fail if str="1 2" or "1 2 3 4"
BTW don't use str as the name of a string, it is already the name of the string *type*. In general you should avoid using the names of built-ins for variable names.
PS Please reply on list so others can benefit
> On 10/18/05, *Kent Johnson* <kent37 at tds.net <mailto:kent37 at tds.net>> wrote:
> AFAIK there is no pretty solution but this works:
> str1, str2, str3 = (s.split(" ", 3) + [None]*3)[:3]
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