[Tutor] *args, **kargs as arguments
orsenthil at gmail.com
Sat Nov 10 04:30:47 CET 2007
I know it can be a FAQ, but still I want ask to clarify my doubts and
I find usually in derived classes, a construct like this:
def __init__(self, *args, **kargs):
BaseClass.__init__(self, *args, **kargs)
- *args, **kargs passes a tuple and a dictionary to the BaseClass constructor.
My assumption is the BaseClass will always have a constructor that will
be receiving the tuple and a dictionary. Am I right?
Something of the sort.
def __init__(self, atuple, adict):
I also found a construct something like this:
def __init__(self, proxies=None, **x509):
This is specifically from urllib.py where my doubts stem from.
Is the above construct still receiving a tuple and a dictionary?
Another doubt is, if we are not explicitly passing a dictionary, and the
dictionary is not a default argument, then is the dictionary values being passed through the namespace?
I am scanning through the urllib.py code to understand the urlopen method and I am having the above doubts when trying to understand it. Please help.
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