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The slash "/" as used in the documentation


On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 8:13 AM Avi Gross <avigross at verizon.net> wrote:
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> Just Chris,

Can we keep things on the list please?

> I am thinking I missed the point of this discussion thus what I say makes no
> sense.

Not sure. You were fairly specific with your statements about how
things supposedly were in the past. What point of the discussion did
you miss that led you to say that?

> Yes, the equals is THE way you supply defaults for things you optionally
> want the user to be able to override. I seem to be talking top-level python
> and you guys are elsewhere so I must be in another discussion.
>
> On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 7:26 AM Avi Gross <avigross at verizon.net> wrote:
> > If you want to talk about recent or planned changes, fine. But make
> > that clear. I was talking about how in the past positional arguments
> > did not have defaults available at the def statement level. I was
> > talking about how use of the symbol "=" in the context of defining
> > function parameters had multiple meanings. It not only established
> > that the parameter accepted a keyword but also provided a default.

You state this as fact. That's what I responded to. What do you mean
by "top level Python" that might make your statement true?

ChrisA