Pass and return

Duncan Booth duncan.booth at invalid.invalid
Fri Dec 21 09:52:43 CET 2012

Mitya Sirenef <msirenef at> wrote:

> On 12/21/2012 12:23 AM, iMath wrote:
>> Pass and return
>> Are these two functions the same ?
>> def test():
>>      return
>> def test():
>>      pass
>  From the point of style, of course, the latter is
> much better because that's the idiomatic way
> to define a no-op function. With a return, it
> looks like you might have forgotten to add the
> value to return or deleted it by mistake.
I would say it is *an* idiomatic way to define a no-op function.

Another idiomatic way is to use a doc-string as the only body, 
that way you can also explain why you feel the need for an empty 

Duncan Booth

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