[Tutor] how does this list comprehension work?

Christopher Spears cspears2002 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 8 18:32:43 CET 2006

I copied this program from Learning Python and got it
to work on Windows XP:

import sys, glob
print sys.argv[1:]
sys.argv = [item for arg in sys.argv for item in
print sys.argv[1:]

What the program does is first print the glob and then
a list of everything caught by the glob.  For example:


The key to the script is the list comprehension, which
I am having trouble dissecting.  How do I go about
trying to figure out how it works?

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