assign only first few items of a tuple/list

Discussion in 'Python' started by Daniel Fetchinson, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Hi folks, I swear I used to know this but can't find it anywhere.
    Say I have a list x = [ 1,2,3,4,5 ] and only care about the first two items.
    I'd like to assign the first two items to two variables, something like,

    a, b, _ = x

    but the above will not work, of course, but what is the common idiom
    for this that does?

    Cheers,
    Daniel


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    Daniel Fetchinson, Dec 4, 2012
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