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# 255 argument limit?

Hello:

It appears that there is a 255 argument limit in Python 2.4.3?
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SyntaxError: more than 255 arguments

Is there a way to increase this limit?
(This is just a made up example, I would not normally do this).

Michael Yanowitz
Oct 25 '06 #1
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It appears that there is a 255 argument limit in Python 2.4.3?
maybe the argument limit is for the sake of not making functions too
complicated.
if your function takes more than 200 arguments it can probably go to
thedailywtf.com ,
better be strict like i am and even avoid making a 100 arguments
function.

:)

Oct 25 '06 #2

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