On 14/10/2016 01:59, sohcahto...@gmail.com wrote:
On Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 4:06:36 PM UTC-7, pozz wrote:

Are the things exactly how I understood, or do I miss something in Python?

As others have said, user a linter.

With Python you're supposed to just be able run any source code instantly; how will using a 'lint' tool impact that process? Or is it only meant to be used infrequently?

I'd go a step further and use an actual code editor or IDE that includes some 
basic static analysis.  Using this example that Skip used:

def func2(a, b):
    print(a, b)

def func1(a):


Any code editor worth using will highlight the ) on the last line and tell you 
that there's a missing parameter.

How can that work? I thought one of the biggest deals with Python is that you can re-bind function names to anything else. So:

if cond:
    func2 = 38
    func2 = func1

Then func2(1) can either be perfectly correct, or completely erroneous!

(I have my own suspicions that functions in Python are predominantly used in a boring, predictable, static manner (so allowing certain optimisations - or error checking), but I got the impression from some threads here that many apparently do little else in their code but bind and rebind function names.)


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