[TriZPUG] pylint magic
cbc at unc.edu
Wed Aug 25 21:33:04 CEST 2010
I have some code, a function invocation, which looks like:
pylint flags that statement with the message:
"Used * or ** magic"
Is using tuple or dict expansion in a function argument really
considered "magic" in a community sense?
Is this a PEP violation which got by me? Or just a pylint bias?
To me, the statement is just Pythonic elegance. If I already have a
tuple appropriately ordered to match a function's parameter signature,
why would I want to go through tuple unpacking into a bunch of new
identifiers just to satisfy some overreaching meta-explicitness. This
seems to me like a hobgoblin of little minds rather than enhanced
What am I blind to here? The function being called is in the same module
and has an explicit parameter signature. With doctests. And passes pep8
Please discuss amongst yourselves for my edification.
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