Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#22640 new Cleanup/optimization

Can create model instance with conflicting args and kwargs value for the same field

Reported by: zsoldosp Owned by: nobody
Component: Database layer (models, ORM) Version: master
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


Discovered while working on #18586

To reproduce it, add the following test (it's using tests.basic.models.Article)

    def test_cannot_specify_same_field_with_args_and_kwargs_too(self):
            "'foo' is an invalid keyword argument for this function",
            None, # id
            'args based headline',
            headline='kwargs based headline',
            pub_date=datetime(2005, 7, 31),

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by timo

  • Needs documentation unset
  • Needs tests unset
  • Patch needs improvement unset

For what it's worth, I didn't realize there was any attempt to support positional arguments in model instantiation (although it is tested, is it documented anywhere?). May not be worth fixing, in my opinion.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by bmispelon

  • Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Accepted
  • Type changed from Bug to Cleanup/optimization


From what I understand, *args instanciation is there for performance reasons (see [1]).

I'll accept this ticket on the basis that it'd be nice to fix it but only if it doesn't impact performance negatively.



Last edited 2 years ago by bmispelon (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by zsoldosp

Apologies, I've kept the wrong text message in the original test-repro, that will have to change to "__init__ got multiple values for keyword argument 'headline'"

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