i have this function
pymssql.connect(host="my host",user="my user",password="my pass",database="mydb")
I want to read the user and password from the user and put them there is that possible or named arguments lvalue should not be variable and if yes then how could i do that ?
i.e is it possible to call this function like:
Your question is worded... strangely. Are you having trouble with setting default arguments in a function definition?
>>> def f(arg1="hello", arg2="goodbye"): print "arg1 is", arg1 print "arg2 is", arg2 >>> f() arg1 is hello arg2 is goodbye >>> f(arg2="two") arg1 is hello arg2 is two >>> f(1,2) arg1 is 1 arg2 is 2 >>> f(arg2="foo", arg1="bar") arg1 is bar arg2 is foo
If that wasn't what you were looking for, did you want to prompt the user for a missing argument?
>>> def g(arg=None): if arg is None: arg = raw_input("What is the argument?") print "The argument was", arg >>> g(123) The argument was 123 >>> g() What is the argument? foo bar The argument was foo bar
Using a sentinel value of None for a missing argument is the idiomatic way in Python to detect a missing argument and execute another function.