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Validate kwargs in Client.start #2170

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commented May 19, 2019


This resolves #953, a feature request suggesting the validation of keyword arguments for (passed to Client.start). I am aware that a Pull Request for this was already given, but it was closed as the rewrite branch got deleted (#1896), as well as not being updated. Likewise, I take in mind what Danny has said.

I also thought that ConnectionState keyword arguments should be validated, in case a user error is made when instantiating Client. However, this seemed to have taken more time to start up the bot, hence why it is not included.

>>>, user=False, say_hello_on_boot=True)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "python\discord\", line 556, in runner
    await self.start(*args, **kwargs)
  File "python\discord\", line 517, in start
    raise TypeError("unexpected keyword argument(s) %s" % list(kwargs.keys()))
TypeError: unexpected keyword argument(s) ['user', 'say_hello_on_boot']


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@Rapptz Rapptz added this to the v1.2 milestone May 19, 2019

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