Argument vs. Parameter
This entry tells us, "The use of the word argument without formal as a qualifier is common, but is a loose usage. Parameter is more correct", but parameter says, "This is a loose usage. Argument is more correct." Which is right? —Internoob (Disc.•Cont.) 00:14, 27 November 2009 (UTC)
- A "parameter" is the name for the space that the argument will occupy when the function is called: i.e.
def function(parameter): return parameter
argument = 2 print function(argument)