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- Subject: Re: Influence of Lua on Go?
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 08:05:41 +0200
On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 4:41 AM, Michael Richter <email@example.com> wrote:
> Any language with native support for tuples (or equivalent constructs) can
> do multiple returns trivially, so this dates back to Lisp at least, which
> puts it as about 1959.
Ah, but there is an important difference: this code has the same
effect in Lua and Python:
x,y = something()
but in Python there is an explicit tuple type and this multiple
assignment causes that tuple to be unpacked, which is a rather less