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Using the Python kwargs Variable in Function Definitions

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Zarata on April 15, 2020

The examples show how one might access the keys OR the values of the dictionary, but that leaves the question of why one would pass a dictionary as a whole rather than just keys or values. Have you a good example of how having each map item as a whole is uniquely useful within a function?

Mike K on June 7, 2020

@Zarata - Keyword arguments are dictionaries because you associate a name with a value. Here is the description of keyword arguments from the official documentation - keyword argument: an argument preceded by an identifier (e.g. name=) in a function call or passed as a value in a dictionary preceded by *.*

You will have to pass the whole dictionary to the function because keys and values alone are technically meaningless unless used together.

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