Is this pylint error message valid or silly?
matt at tplus1.com
Fri Jun 19 15:36:01 CEST 2009
On Fri 19 Jun 2009 02:55:52 AM EDT, Terry Reedy wrote:
>> if c == "today":
>> c = datetime.today()
> Now I guess that you actually intend c to be passed as a datetime
> object. You only used the string as a type annotation, not as a real
> default value. Something like 'record_date = None' is better.
Thanks for the feedback. I think I should have used a more obvious
string in my original example and a more descriptive parameter name.
So, pretend that instead of
record_date="defaults to today's date".
I know my way is unorthodox, but I think it is a little bit more obvious
to the reader than
The None is a signal to use a default value, but that is only apparent
after reading the code.
Thanks again for the comments.
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