[issue2668] apply() documentation is slightly incorrect
report at bugs.python.org
Tue Apr 22 18:49:05 CEST 2008
New submission from Alexander Belopolsky <belopolsky at users.sourceforge.net>:
Current Doc/library/functions.rst says "The use of apply() is exactly
equivalent to function(*args, **keywords)." which is no longer correct
because f(*args, **keywords) notation allows use of an arbitrary mapping
as keywords in 2.6, but apply(f, args, keywords) does not.
I don't think changing the code to allow arbitrary mapping in apply is
worth the trouble and even mentioning this difference explicitly in the
apply() docs is probably not justified.
My recommendation is to just s/exactly equivalent/equivalent/ in the
sentence quote above.
nosy: belopolsky, georg.brandl
title: apply() documentation is slightly incorrect
versions: Python 2.6
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