method (a, b = '', *c, **d): gets a syntax error?
a.neudecker at uni-bonn.de
Fri Aug 29 19:58:03 CEST 2003
Terry Reedy wrote:
> Generaly, when reporting 'I got an error', you should copy the actual
> error message.
Will do from now. Thanks.
> In this case, I presume you got 'SyntaxError: invalid
> syntax' for each of your two syntax errors.
Exactly. Got one. As Michael Peuser states, the comma behind the last
parameter is fine. I am doing this all the time when the list is long
and I write it one parameter per line, because it makes swapping order
or adding another parameter less error-prone (how often have you
forgotten to add the comma to the previous parameter when adding a new
> 1. When you make a function call and use **whatever, it must be the
> last item in the argument list, just as in a function definition.
I knew that. That was what puzzled me. And the pointer of the error
message pointed to the comma. So I simply overlooked that I had
forgotten the 'def' - what a dumb bug!
> Welcom to Python. Enjoy.
I do. Used to do some C long, long ago. Python is so much more
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