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Unpacking iterables into function arguments PREMIUM

Series: Functions
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Trey Hunner
2 min. read Watch as video Python 3.7—3.11

In Python, you can unpack the items in an iterable into separate positional arguments in a function, even if you don't know how long the iterable is.

Unpacking iterables of known length into function arguments

Here we have a list called things and we want to print out each item in that list:

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