What does ** (double star/asterisk) and * (star/asterisk) do for parameters?

The *args and **kwargs is a common idiom to allow arbitrary number of arguments to functions as described in the section more on defining functions in the Python documentation. The *args will give you all function parameters as a tuple: The **kwargs will give you all keyword arguments except for those corresponding to a formal parameter as a dictionary. Both idioms can be mixed with normal arguments to …

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What does ** (double star/asterisk) and * (star/asterisk) do for parameters?

The *args and **kwargs is a common idiom to allow arbitrary number of arguments to functions as described in the section more on defining functions in the Python documentation. The *args will give you all function parameters as a tuple: The **kwargs will give you all keyword arguments except for those corresponding to a formal parameter as a dictionary. Both idioms can be mixed with normal arguments to …

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