Author eric.smith
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Date 2010-03-23.23:12:01
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I'm not sure I'm wild about the *args parameter. Calling "Fred" the 0-th parameter here seems non-intuitive:

"My name is {0}".format_using_mapping({}, 'Fred')

If you're going to have *args, why not **kwargs and then merge/update the dicts? I'm being facetious, but I think even having *args is feature creep.

I think it's time to ask about this on python-dev. I'd vote for not using *args. It can always be added in the future if it's seen as a hole in the API.
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