Ex 24: Tuple and list


Based on my limited knowledge about Python, “formula” is of the type tuple within this example. Then why is it being referred to as a list in the comments? Or is there something else?
PS: The comment after return statement is added by me and that after declaring “formula” variable is from the book LPTHW.

Yes that’s not a hundred percent precise. But don’t bother. This works for any iterable, that is, any object that has the form of a sequence where you can read things one by one.

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Are iterable objects separated by commas, like list and tuples?

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Basically yes. Also strings, dictionaries, generators… If you’re interested, google “Python iterator protocol”.

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