Reverse argument order

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sat Oct 20 05:06:16 CEST 2001

"David Brady" <daves_spam_dodging_account at> wrote in message
news:mailman.1003519340.3380.python-list at
>  In Python, we're going to force the users
> to put the hours, minutes and seconds as separate
> arguments, but we'd like to allow them to omit the
> higher-order arguments and have them default to zero.
> Is it possible to do something like this in Python, to
> reverse the argument order?

I'll just point out that range(n) inserts 0 as the first arg and
treats n as the second.  Though awkward, it is a precedent (to be used

Terry J. Reedy

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