WANTED: A good name for the pair (args, kwargs)
steve at holdenweb.com
Thu Mar 4 19:14:35 CET 2010
Jonathan Fine wrote:
> We can call a function fn using
> val = fn(*args, **kwargs)
> I'm looking for a good name for the pair (args, kwargs). Any suggestions?
> Here's my use case:
> def doit(fn , wibble, expect):
> args, kwargs = wibble
> actual = fn(*args, **kwargs)
> if actual != expect:
> # Something has gone wrong.
> This is part of a test runner.
> For now I'll use argpair, but if anyone has a better idea, I'll use it.
Not being able to find any existing names I called *args the
sequence-parameter and **kwarg the dict-parameter.
For your use, though, you might choose something like the "generic
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