[Python-ideas] Boolean parameters guidelines
ethan at stoneleaf.us
Wed May 11 17:57:30 EDT 2016
On 05/11/2016 02:40 PM, Zachary Ware wrote:
> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 3:36 PM, Ian Kelly wrote:
>> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 12:51 PM, Mark Dickinson wrote:
>>> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 5:10 PM, Sven R. Kunze wrote:
>>>> Additionally, it seems like this could be said for other primitive datatypes
>>>> as well:
>>>>--> sleep(100) # minutes?
>>> Don't be silly. Why on earth would that argument represent minutes?
>>> It's days, for consistency with `timedelta(100)`.
>> Still best to be explicit:
>> It would be awesome if that actually worked.
> You just weren't explicit enough:
> --> sleep(timedelta(100).total_seconds())
> This is drifting pretty far from the topic at hand, though.
There was a topic at hand?
Oh, yeah, keyword arguments!
Actually, it's very apropos: each of those examples would have been
either obviously correct or obviously wrong if the parameter names had
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