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Why would you not just use a list argument instead of using *args? What is the benefit of using *args?
What usecases are there where using *args is better than requesting or expecting a list parameter?
Steven Parker229,018 Points
Packing comes in handy when you are implementing or modifying an interface that is already designed to take multiple arguments, or you are creating something new and want to provide a more compact calling sequence for the user.
So the benefit is just readability? By "provide a more compact calling sequence", I assume you mean that *args allows the user to just create the variables inline rather than having to create a list first and then pass that into the method call
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