Python 3.X supports extended unpacking * syntax.
We can employ slicing to make assignment work:
string = '1234' a, b, c = string, string, string[2:] # Index and slice print( a, b, c ) a, b, c = list(string[:2]) + [string[2:]] # Slice and concatenate print( a, b, c ) a, b = string[:2] # Same, but simpler c = string[2:] # from w w w. j ava 2s . c o m print( a, b, c ) (a, b), c = string[:2], string[2:] # Nested sequences print( a, b, c )
Here, Python pairs the first string on the right ( 'SP') with the first tuple on the left ( (a, b)) and assigns one character at a time.