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[Python-Dev] Error message for wrong number of arguments


On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 11:39 AM, Jeroen Demeyer <J.Demeyer at ugent.be> wrote:

> On 2018-07-30 20:22, Chris Barker wrote:
>
>> is it possible for the interpreter to know when this error is
>> generated that this is a bound method expecting a "self", rather than an
>> arbitrary function with n parameters?
>>
>
> That would be quite hard. The error message is generated by the underlying
> function. At that point, the information of how it was called (as bound
> method or not) is already gone.


Thanks, I figured as much.

Oh well. This is a serious usability issue -- but what can you do?

-CHB


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