more pythonic way

Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 14:45:37 EST 2019


On 2019-02-11, Felix Lazaro Carbonell <felix at epepm.cupet.cu> wrote:

> Could you please tell me wich way of writing this method is more pythonic:
>
>     def find_monthly_expenses(month=None, year=None):
>         month = month or datetime.date.today()
>
> Or it should better be:
>
>         if not month:
>             month = datetime.date.today()

The most pythonic way is to do this:

   def find_monthly_expenses(month=datetime.date.today().month, year=datetime.date.today().year):
      ...

And then start a month-long argument on the mailing list about how the
behavior of parameter default values is wrong and needs be changed.

;)

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