[Python-ideas] Python Users Aren't Perfect

Masklinn masklinn at masklinn.net
Thu Dec 15 22:55:54 CET 2011

On 15 déc. 2011, at 22:11, Ned Batchelder <ned at nedbatchelder.com> wrote:
> On 12/15/2011 4:06 PM, Masklinn wrote:
>> On 2011-12-15, at 22:00 , Ned Batchelder wrote:
>>> What?  The whole point of the "def foo(*args)" syntax is so a function can take an unknown-length list of arguments, which will be treated uniformly.
>> That's not *entirely* true, it's also used for proxy functions, in order to just pass a bunch of arguments (positional or keywords) along to the next level without having to unpack and repack them one by one.
> We are in agreement: I don't know the length, and I will treat them uniformly (pass them all through to the next function).
Ah yes, you're right, I had not considered this use case under that angle. 

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