Built-in functions and keyword arguments
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Mon Oct 29 15:44:05 CET 2007
>> While we're at it, you should avoid using builtin's names for
>> identifiers - here, using 'object' as the arg name shadows the builtin
>> 'object' class).
> I think you are being a little bit unfair here: help(len) says:
> len(object) -> integer
> Return the number of items of a sequence or mapping.
> which implies that the argument to len has the name 'object' (although in
> fact it doesn't have a name).
And to confound matters even further for the uninitiated,
says that it's "len(s)" instead (but "len(s=)" doesn't work either)
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