where dos the default agument live in? local name spaces or gloabal namespaces or else?
matt_gerrans at hp.com
Mon Aug 19 18:17:16 CEST 2002
> In the first example, if you call f with only one argument, the default
> argument will be the _same object_ for each invocation, and so same list
> will be appended to each time. This is, in almost all cases, not the
> intended behavior.
Ah, that is the crux of the matter.
>>> def f( a, L =  ):
Definitely not expected. Thanks for clarifying this. You'll not catch me
using mutable default parameters again.
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