[Edu-sig] Python First: Free access for educators
kirby.urner at gmail.com
Wed Mar 8 19:34:39 CET 2006
> should we really be showing folks using a mutable object as a default
> argument? ;-)
That was purely pathological on my part -- I was writing quirky "get
the idea across" code, not "put this in a text book and publish it"
> i'd suggest: (1) changing it to a tuple, or (2) None and figure it out
> after that.
Might not be a function at all, just embedded code, since you often
don't need but one or two switch statements if any. Just some
embedded try-except syntax might suffice.
I tend not to use them much (switches), in part because I don't write
1970s-style via-menu i/o loops so much as just import the tools I need
from a namespace and use them directly, i.e. the "switch" statement is
behind my eyes (one might say)). That's how I expect others to use my
modules as well -- no "switch" need apply.
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