How to access args as a list?
no.email at please.post
Sat Apr 3 19:52:42 EDT 2010
In <hp8h73$k17$1 at reader1.panix.com> kj <no.email at please.post> writes:
>Suppose I have a function with the following signature:
>def spam(x, y, z):
> # etc.
>Is there a way to refer, within the function, to all its arguments
>as a single list? (I.e. I'm looking for Python's equivalent of
>Perl's @_ variable.)
>I'm aware of locals(), but I want to preserve the order in which
>the arguments appear in the signature.
>My immediate aim is to set up a simple class that will allow me to
>iterate over the arguments passed to the constructor (plus letS me
>refer to these individual arguments by their names using an
>instance.attribute syntax, as usual).
The underlined portion explains why __init__(self, *args) fails to
fit the bill.
>P.S. this is just an example; the function I want to implement has
>more parameters in its signature, with longer, more informative
Andreas, perhaps this paragraph explains why I find your solution
unappealing: it requires typing the same thing over and over,
which increases the chances of bugs. That's the reason I avoid
such repetitiveness, not laziness, as you so were so quick to accuse
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