[Tutor] Re: calling a function with a variable number of arguments

Andrei project5 at redrival.net
Wed Nov 12 08:11:50 EST 2003

Eur van Andel wrote on Wed, 12 Nov 2003 12:32:06 +0100:

> Hi
> Am I correct in assuming that a function:
> def funct_1(a0, a1=1, a2=2)
> can be called with either 1, 2 or 3 arguments?


> And if I call it:
> funct_1(4, 4)
> a2 will stay 2?


> And so to modify the default value for a2, three arguments are needed?

Nope. If you use arguments with default values, you can do this:

    funct_1(45, a2=30)

a1 will then keep its default value.

> Where can I find this in the manual?

Paragraphs 4.6 and 4.7 of the tutorial.



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