What value should be passed to make a function use the default argument value?

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Fri Oct 6 12:16:24 CEST 2006

hanumizzle wrote:

> Not sure exactly what is going on / being argued about in this
 > thread

I'm describing best practices based on long experience of using and 
developing and teaching and writing about Python stuff.  Others have 
other priorities, it seems.

 > This doesn't say anything positive or negative about the practice in
 > question

The tutorial tends to describe mechanisms, not best practices, and it 
also assumes prior programming experience.  After all, basic stuff like 
"minimize coupling" and "don't depend on implementation artifacts" apply 
to all software engineering, not just Python.


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