Arguement error

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Wed Aug 31 23:39:18 CEST 2005

"Jeffrey Maitland" <jeff.maitland at> wrote in message 
news:6829832e050831133030a012f9 at
Hello folks,

>I am wondering why I am getting this error. when I try to run a script.
>TypeError: translate() takes at most 3 arguments (10 given)

Because you apparently gave it more than 3 args.

>>> str.translate.__doc__
'S.translate(table [,deletechars]) -> string\n\nReturn a copy of the string
S, where all characters occurring in the optional argument deletechars are 
removed, and the remaining characters have been mapped through the given 
translation table, which must be a string of length 256.'

>but the thing is the method translate actually accepts 10 arguements.

Why do you think that?

Terry J. Reedy

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