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?

    Cheers,
    Daniel


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    Daniel Fetchinson, Dec 13, 2012
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