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You can partially unpack in Python too:

  def method(self, *args):
    a, b = args[:2]
Perl's lack of using the definition for the variables doesn't necessarily make it 'more powerful.'

Python's approach is very reasonable. Both Perl and Python are nicer than C varargs.

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