Author andersk
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Date 2011-08-26.02:42:56
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This feels like an arbitrary restriction (obvious sequences have been replaced with ‘…’ to save space in this report):

>>> zip([0], [1], [2], …, [1999])
  File "<stdin>", line 1
SyntaxError: more than 255 arguments

especially when this works:

>>> zip(*[[0], [1], [2], …, [1999]])
[(0, 1, 2, …, 1999)]

Apparently that limit bites some people:
https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.3/topics/http/urls/#module-django.conf.urls.defaults

The bytecode format doesn’t support directly calling a function with more than 255 arguments.  But, it should still be pretty easy to compile such function calls by desugaring
  f(arg0, …, arg999, k0=v0, …, k999=v999)
into
  f(*(arg0, …, arg999), **{'k0': 'v0', …, 'k999': 'v999'})
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