Author r.david.murray
Recipients TheBiggerGuy, docs@python, pitrou, r.david.murray
Date 2012-04-16.20:01:56
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I think you misunderstand the way that python arguments work.  If you have a function so:

  def func(size=None):

Then func(0) and func(size=0) are equivalent, and func(0, size=0) is a TypeError because you've provided two arguments instead of just one.  The C code *can* emulate this, but often doesn't (it just accepts positional arguments instead).  An issue was raised about changing most C functions to support the keyword syntax, but I believe it was decided that while in general doing so is good we'd only do it on a case by case basis as they came up.  See issue 8706 for more details.
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