FAQ: Function Arguments: *args and **kwargs - Function Arguments: A Recap

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Can anyone please explain why the ‘return’ statement was not used here in the function body?
Thanks in advance!

Could you provide a link to the lesson? Unfortunately it’s missing from the wiki.

In general you might find python functions without return statements when they’re being used entirely for side effects.

Bear in mind that every Python function/method always returns something even if it’s the None object (so things like print which has I/O as a side effect returns None as would list.append which modifies the underlying list object as a side effect and returns None).

Thanks for your reply. I have tried with return statement and it works fine as well.
Here is the link.