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Akshaan Mazumdar3,748 Points
why is 1 being printed in this example ? the length of name = "Kenneth" is 1?
def packing(**kwargs): ... print(len(kwargs)) packing(name="Kenneth") 1
Stuart Wright41,102 Points
The length is one because you have passed one keyword argument. If you write:
The length will be two. The actual length of the individual elements isn't considered. Change the body of the function to:
And you'll see a dictionary is printed containing the keyword arguments. It is this dictionary you're currently printing the length of.