Question about apply

Gary Herron gherron at
Thu Sep 3 17:21:42 CEST 2009

jorma kala wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using apply to pass keyword arguments as a dictionary  to a 
> funcion at runtime (which keyword arguments to pass is only known at 
> runtime)
> apply is very handy for this, because it takes a dictionary of keyword 
> arguments directly
> def f1(a=None,b=None,c=None):
>     pass
> kw={'a':1}
> apply(f1,[],kw)
> But I read in the doc that apply is deprecated.
> What is the non-deprecated way of doing this?
> Many thanks

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Gary Herron

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