Why do we need a, _, c in LSTM cell

Why do we need _.
Why not just a,c = LSTM_cell()

This confuses me. I hope someone can give me a nice example to understand this.

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The function returns three parameters, but we need the first and third ones. So we need a placeholder for the second parameter.

It could have been any legal variable name. They decided to use ā€˜_ā€™.