What if we need to pass the list of individual arguments (or pairs) to another function?

examples/advanced/passing_varargs.py
from __future__ import print_function

def f(*args, **kwargs):
    print('f args:   ', args)
    print('f kwargs: ', kwargs)
    g(args, kwargs)

def g(*args, **kwargs):
    print('g args:   ', args)
    print('g kwargs: ', kwargs)

f(1, 2, a=3, b=4)
examples/advanced/passing_varargs.out
f args:    (1, 2)
f kwargs:  {'a': 3, 'b': 4}
g args:    ((1, 2), {'a': 3, 'b': 4})
g kwargs:  {}

g() received 2 individual parameters, the first was a tuple, the second a dictionary