Use list name as string
python.list at tim.thechases.com
Thu Feb 5 03:31:49 CET 2009
> My argument comes down to; we use M so we don't have to type
> [1,3,5,7], I realize that this is in part because we might not no what
> M will be.
> This is starting to sound like double talk on my part, I have only
> been programing in python for 2 weeks so my credibility is only that
> of an outside that MAY have a reasonable way of thinking of this or at
> least a feature I would like.
The problem (as pointed out elsewhere on the list), an argument
to a function may have zero or more names at the time the
function is called. There *is* *no* canonical name for an
object. If you want to name an object, pass it as a
function-argument. Or use its ID. However, since Python has the
flexibility to handle any of the following:
a = [1,2,3]
b = [5,6,7]
c = b
While for the b/c name conflict (both refer to the same object),
might be hackable by sniffing the call-stack, the anonymous
[8,9,10] argument has *no* name, and thus your function is stuck.
> by the way what is "**kwargs" I can't find any documentation on this?
There's a quick example here:
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