[Python-Dev] Error message for wrong number of arguments

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 11:28:28 EDT 2018

On 30 July 2018 at 22:12, Jeroen Demeyer <J.Demeyer at ugent.be> wrote:
> I think it has been argued before that it's a feature that self is counted.
> So I consider the error message for list().append a bug. This is one of the
> many oddities I noticed while working on improving built-in functions.
> Would you agree to change the error message for built-in methods to be
> closer to Python methods?

I would, and I think it would make sense for the PEP to cite improving
consistency (and reducing code duplication?) in that regard as an
advantage of the PEP.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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