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Author Anders.Hovmöller
Recipients Anders.Hovmöller, eric.smith
Date 2022-02-04.17:13:07
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For `foo(a, /, b)`, it could be:

"TypeError: foo() missing 1 required argument 'a', and one required positional argument 'b'.

If we start on this road there are some more, like for `def foo(a, *, b)` you get the error "TypeError: foo() missing 1 required positional argument: 'a'" which leaves out that the keyword only argument is also required. 

Another solution would be something like:

TypeError: foo() missing 3 required arguments: 'a' (positional only), 'b', 'c' (keyword only)

This solution scales to the worst complex cases, and is a lot clearer imo. Could even be further improved with some nicer formatting:

TypeError: foo() missing 3 required arguments: 
    'a' (positional only)
    'c' (keyword only)

But that might be a bit overkill :)
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