Multiple arguments: how do you handle them 'nicely'?
Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Fri Aug 9 07:36:47 CEST 2002
Blair Hall wrote:
> I would be interested to know how others would tackle the following
> simple situation.
> I would like to define a function that will accept an arbitrary number
> of arguments. So,
> for example, I write:
> def f(*args):
> for i in args:
> print i
> I would prefer that f() behave the same way for either a list or
> or a comma separated
> series of arguments. Moreover, if f() is passed something that
> a sequence type then
> it should handle that too.
> How should I write f() so that it recognizes when it has been passed a
> that is sequence-like and when it simply has a series of arguments?
Why not something like:
if len(args) == 1:
args = args
for i in args:
This presumes, of course, that you want the pass-several-arguments and
pass-one-argument-that-is-a-sequence cases to behave identically.
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