Python: default argument blunders

A few minutes ago a friend sent me the following code, and told me its misbehaving: def foo(l=[]): l.append(“hello!”) print(l) foo() foo() Instead of printing [“hello”] twice, it printed [“hello”, “hello”]. Any ideas why? what’s going on? I’ll… Read more


Python Virtual Environments Explained

What is VirtualEnv? The virtualenv tool creates an isolated Python environment (in the form of a directory) that is completely separate from the system-wide Python environment. What this really means is that any settings, 3rd-party packages, etc. from the... (more…)

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