Author akuchling
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Date 2013-06-21.01:26:41
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Thanks for your bug report and patch, but I agree that we can't change this.  The repeat() function really does take 'object' as the keyword argument:

>>> from itertools import *
>>> list(repeat(times=3, object='abc'))
['abc', 'abc', 'abc']
>>> repeat(times=3, element='abc')
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: Required argument 'object' (pos 1) not found

Using 'object' is a minor wart, but I think it's not worth the backward
compatibility risk of changing it.  So the documentation needs to describe the actual keyword argument.
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