[docs] [issue15990] solidify argument/parameter terminology

Chris Jerdonek report at bugs.python.org
Fri Sep 21 22:05:40 CEST 2012

Chris Jerdonek added the comment:

We could start by establishing the argument/parameter distinction in the glossary.  Currently, the word "parameter" does not appear in the glossary, and the definition of "argument" blurs the distinction between the two:

For example, in the following definition of "argument"--

"argument: A value passed to a function or method, assigned to a named local variable in the function body. A function or method may have both positional arguments and keyword arguments in its definition..."

(from http://docs.python.org/dev/glossary.html#term-argument )

the second sentence is actually talking about parameters.


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