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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Dictionaries Packing and Unpacking Dictionaries

What is the purpose of ** in the unpacker function?

I was able to accomplish the task I just want to understand it better.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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They call that the "splat" operator.

When you use it on a dictionary that you are passing as an argument to a function, it takes each keyword/value pair of the dictionary and passes it as a separate argument. So it makes it like you passed the contents of the dictionary instead of the dictionary itself.

Thanks!