sort(*, key=None, reverse=None)
breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Dec 21 08:59:49 CET 2013
On 21/12/2013 07:35, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 6:24 PM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> On 21/12/2013 07:20, Devin Jeanpierre wrote:
>>> On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 11:16 PM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk>
>>>> The subject refers to the list sort method given here
>>>> http://docs.python.org/3/library/stdtypes.html#list. I believe that the
>>>> "*," bit is simply a typo, given that the docs also state "sort() accepts
>>>> two arguments that can only be passed by keyword". Am I correct?
>>> It's good practice in technical writing to repeat yourself: once in
>>> the formal spec, and once in plain english. I don't see why this would
>>> be a typo.
>>> -- Devin
>> So what is it actually saying?
> def func(x, y, *moreargs, foo, bar):
> Any positional args after x and y will go into moreargs, so foo and
> bar have to be specified by keywords. (And are mandatory, since I
> didn't default them.) If moreargs isn't given a name, then additional
> positional args are forbidden, but the requirements on foo and bar are
> the same.
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