A Hundred Days of Code, Day 015 - Python, Advanced Functions, Done!

Delving deeper into Python functions and learning more about them, using Reuven Lerner’s Advanced Python Functions Course Notes The co_* series of attributes inside the __code__ attribute inside most functions gives a wealth of information about a function. For example, looking up the argcount attribute for some function hello, with hello.__code__.co_argcount will give us the number of arguments hello takes. And doing a hello.__code__.co_varnames will give us a tuple of all the local variables in a function hello....

July 24, 2020

A Hundred Days of Code, Day 010 - Python Functions, Basics Done!

Today was hard! Notes ‘*args’ way to get multiple arguments without having to assign placeholders for them it scoops up all the arguments and gives it to the function in a tuple. I could then loop over it with for. I just put * in front of one of my placholders et voilà, def example_func(*catch_everything) I can define placeholders to catch specific arguments, but those need to be before my ‘*args’....

July 17, 2020

A Hundred Days of Code, Day 009 - Python Functions, Basics

Started up with learning about Python function basics, today. Notes follow. Using the Lerner pool of wisdom, as usual. Why do we need functions? DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself), because we can take stuff that is repeatable, assign it a nickname and just call that nickname over and over, instead of tediously writing all that stuff over and over and over If want to modify something, I can just call it (by the nickname) and then add my little spice to it....

July 16, 2020