masking cherrypy keyword parameters

Hello,
I am writing a cherrypy script, which accepts POST requests, with one of the keys in the request being "dir". The cherrypy skeleton is like this:

class Root(object)
    def index(self, dir = '/my/default/directory'):
        ...
        return ....
    index.exposed = true

The request originates from a form action javascript with an jQuery AJAX post like this:
  $.post(wsgi_url, { dir: t }...

This would seem to shadow the python built-in "dir" word. To maintain consistency with other projects, I prefer not to change form action javascript to use a different keyword. Is there a way to set up the def so that the request value for keyword 'dir' can be applied to a different variable name?

As the origin of the request is a form with the POST method, I can not use positional parameters.

Thanks,

-- Robert
Robert_Lawson_BrownAsked:
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Steve BinkConnect With a Mentor Commented:
What about a dictionary wildcard?

def index(self, **kwarg):
  if not 'dir' in kwarg.keys():
    # handle lack of argument here

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Robert_Lawson_BrownAuthor Commented:
tested the solution, works perfectly.
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