Re: unpacking first few items of iterable

Discussion in 'Python' started by Daniel Fetchinson, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. >>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?

    >
    > If you're using python3, you can simply do:
    >
    > a, b, c, *rest = myiterable


    Thanks, sounds great, how about python2?

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    Daniel Fetchinson, Dec 13, 2012
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