[Python-Dev] Keyword arg dictionary without keyword arguments

Guido van Rossum guido@digicool.com
Mon, 22 Jan 2001 20:33:20 -0500

> Guido,
> Does your query ("Do you really need the NULL?") mean that you don't
> care whether the argument is NULL or an empty dictionary?  I could
> change the code to do either for 2.1a2, if you have a preference.
> Jeremy

Robust code IMO should treat NULL and {} the same.  But since
traditionally we passed NULL, it's better to pass NULL rather than {}.
I believe that's the status quo now, right?

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