variable arguments question

Roel Schroeven rschroev_nospam_ml at
Tue Mar 15 09:11:12 CET 2005

vegetax wrote:
> if i have a dictionary: 
> d = {'a':2,'b':3 }
> l = (1,2)
> how can i pass it to a generic function that takes variable keywords as
> arguments? same thing with variable arguments, i need to pass a list of
> arguments to the function
> def asd(**kw): print kw
> def efg(*arg): print arg
> i need to pass those as a dictionary and a list,since i dont know ahead of
> time if which items would have d and l

You can call them with a syntax resembling the way you defined them:

>>> asd(**d)
{'a': 2, 'b': 3}
>>> efg(*l)
(1, 2)

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on the shoulders of giants.  -- Isaac Newton

Roel Schroeven

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