Re: assign only first few items of a tuple/list

Discussion in 'Python' started by Chris Angelico, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 8:25 AM, Daniel Fetchinson
    <> wrote:
    > 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?


    Try this:

    a, b, *_ = x

    Assigns 1 to a, 2 to b, and [3,4,5] to _

    ChrisA
    Chris Angelico, Dec 4, 2012
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