Issue #501

Python Argument Defaults, Data Viz With Dash, Rats in VR, and More

Nov. 30, 2021

Python Argument Defaults, Data Viz With Dash, Rats in VR, and More
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Late-Bound Argument Defaults for Python
Python supports default values for arguments to functions, but those defaults are evaluated at function-definition time. A proposal to add defaults that are evaluated when the function is called has been discussed at some length on the python-ideas mailing list.
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