[docs] [issue16026] csv.DictReader argument names documented incorrectly

Peter Eisentraut report at bugs.python.org
Mon Sep 24 18:53:03 CEST 2012

New submission from Peter Eisentraut:

The documentation for the csv.DictReader constructor is

.. class:: DictReader(csvfile, fieldnames=None, restkey=None, restval=None, dialect='excel', *args, **kwds)

but the implementation is

def __init__(self, f, fieldnames=None, restkey=None, restval=None, dialect="excel", *args, **kwds):

The name of the first argument is documented incorrectly, leading to surprise errors when attempting to use key word arguments.

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation, Library (Lib)
messages: 171161
nosy: docs at python, petere
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: csv.DictReader argument names documented incorrectly
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.6, Python 2.7, Python 3.1, Python 3.2, Python 3.3, Python 3.4

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