Re: unpacking first few items of iterable

Discussion in 'Python' started by Demian Brecht, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. If you're using python3, you can simply do:

    a, b, c, *rest = myiterable

    Demian Brecht
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    On 2012-12-13 11:37 AM, "Daniel Fetchinson" <>
    wrote:

    >Hi folks, I swear I used to know this but can't find it anywhere:
    >
    >What's the standard idiom for unpacking the first few items of an
    >iterable whose total length is unknown?
    >
    >Something like
    >
    >a, b, c, _ = myiterable
    >
    >where _ could eat up a variable number of items, in case I'm only
    >interested in the first 3 items?
    >
    >Cheers,
    >Daniel
    >
    >
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    Demian Brecht, Dec 13, 2012
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