[SOLVED] Passing a dictionary to a function as keyword parameters

Issue

I’d like to call a function in python using a dictionary.

Here is some code:

d = dict(param='test')

def f(param):
    print(param)

f(d)

This prints {'param': 'test'} but I’d like it to just print test.

I’d like it to work similarly for more parameters:

d = dict(p1=1, p2=2)
def f2(p1, p2):
    print(p1, p2)
f2(d)

Is this possible?

Solution

Figured it out for myself in the end. It is simple, I was just missing the ** operator to unpack the dictionary

So my example becomes:

d = dict(p1=1, p2=2)
def f2(p1,p2):
    print p1, p2
f2(**d)

Answered By – Dave Hillier

Answer Checked By – Jay B. (BugsFixing Admin)

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