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Python Functions, Packing, and Unpacking Packing and Unpacking Unpacking Challenge

unpacking challenge

def unpacker(*args):
    return args

val = unpacker('Python', 'rocks!')

1 Answer

Maxwell Newberry
Maxwell Newberry
7,693 Points

When we call unpacker() the return is a tuple, right? So if we want to assign the return values to different variables we can accomplish this by doing the following:

(val1, val2) = unpacker('Python', 'rocks!')

It worked !! Thanks so much.

Jin Ping Zhao
Jin Ping Zhao
5,966 Points

why do we need a parenthesis for val1, val2?