[Tutor] how to compare elements of 2 lists
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Wed Dec 26 17:03:08 CET 2007
"Chris Fuller" <cfuller084 at thinkingplanet.net> wrote
> "Arbitrary" means any size, and particularly, an unknown size. If
> you don't
> know how big the list is when you are writing the code, you need to
> use this
> It's also more concise and less error prone than zip(l, l,
> l) if you
> have got a 2D list of known length.
I thought I was following this but now I'm not sure.
Do you mean that if I have a list L that contains an arbitrary
number of sublists that I can call zip using:
>>> zip(L,L,...., L[n])
If so I agree.
But any time that you use the * format it is easier to
just put the content of the  into the zip directly, which is what,
I think, Kent is saying?
>> zip(*[a, b, ..., x, y, z])
>> can be written more simply as
>> zip(a, b, ..., x, y, z)
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