Default method arguments

Mike Meyer mwm at mired.org
Tue Nov 15 21:33:32 CET 2005


gregory.petrosyan at gmail.com writes:

> Hello everybody!
> I have little problem:
>
> class A:
>     def __init__(self, n):
>         self.data = n
>     def f(self, x = ????)
>         print x
>
> All I want is to make self.data the default argument for self.f(). (I
> want to use 'A' class as following :

Store your default value in a container, and test for it:

class A:
    _data = [None]
    def __init__(self, n):
        self._data = [n]
    def f(self, x = _data):
        if x is self._data:
           x = x[0]
        print x
          
There are lots of variations on this theme.

      <mike
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