question od default args
mjackson at wrc.xerox.com
Thu Jun 27 09:35:21 EDT 2002
"Fredrik Lundh" <fredrik at pythonware.com> writes:
> Gonçalo Rodrigues wrote:
> > When I want default args I usually do
> > def (arg = None):
> > ...
> > But what if I want to make None a reasonable argument too? That is, I
> > want to know if the user has in fact passed an argument, and if not to
> > do something special, with None (or whatever object) being a reasonable
> > arg to be passed.
> hmm. wasn't this just discussed in some thread on a
> newsgroup near you?
> three alternatives:
> __UNDEF__ =  # guaranteed to have a unique id
> def myfunc(arg=__UNDEF__):
> if arg is __UNDEF__:
> print "no argument"
if arg is myfunc.func_defaults:
print "no argument"
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