lac at strakt.com
Sun Jan 5 13:54:07 CET 2003
> In writing Python documentation for functions/methods, are the terms
> 'argument' and 'parameter' essentially interchangeable? Or is it true that
> parameter usually refers to the definition and argument to the call?
I think that this one is likely to be very regionally dependent.
Such things fascinate me. So I'll play ...
> def myFunc(self, P1, P2):
> print P1, P2 # P1 and P2 are parameters
or, 'formal parameters'. But they aren't arguments.
> def doSomething(self):
> X = 'Hello '
> Y = 'world'
> self.myFunc(X, Y) # X and Y are arguments
yes, but I also call them 'actual parameters', almost exclusively
when I want to contrast them with the 'formal parameters', or 'default
parameters' in the definition.
> Donnal Walter
> Arkansas Children's Hospital
Laura Creighton ... who wouldn't be surprised to see somebody who does
it precisely the other way around ....
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