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Title: Document of new star unpacking is missing.
Type: Stage: resolved
Components: Documentation Versions: Python 3.6, Python 3.5
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Status: closed Resolution: duplicate
Dependencies: Superseder: document PEP 448: unpacking generalization
View: 24136
Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: docs@python, janonymous, martin.panter, terry.reedy
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2016-03-07 10:22 by janonymous, last changed 2016-03-11 23:50 by terry.reedy. This issue is now closed.

Messages (3)
msg261288 - (view) Author: Jaivish Kothari (janonymous) * Date: 2016-03-07 10:22
Star operator in python for unpacking could be documented for better understanding.
msg261291 - (view) Author: Martin Panter (martin.panter) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-03-07 10:45
Previous report: Issue 19024.
msg261618 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-03-11 23:50
#19024 was about adding a general section on the various uses of '*'.  This was before the new * unpacking generalizations.  It was closed because the then existing uses *are* documented and are indexed in the first, Symbols, section of the index. 

There are now 4 entries. I think entries for standalone '*' (operator and function defs) should be separated from those for '*identifier'.  Entries for new *identifier uses need to be added to the index.  Assignment statement *identifier target is in 7.2. Assignment statements. 

Actually documenting the changes in #2292 is #24136 (untouched since July).
History
Date User Action Args
2016-03-11 23:50:55terry.reedysetstatus: open -> closed

superseder: document PEP 448: unpacking generalization

title: Document of star operator missing. It must be documented for better understanding. -> Document of new star unpacking is missing.
nosy: + terry.reedy
versions: + Python 3.5, Python 3.6, - Python 2.7, Python 3.3, Python 3.4
messages: + msg261618
resolution: duplicate
stage: resolved
2016-03-07 10:45:35martin.pantersetnosy: + martin.panter
messages: + msg261291
2016-03-07 10:22:15janonymouscreate