Pass keyword arguments to several function calls and constructors.
Review Request #10294 — Created Nov. 1, 2018 and submitted
We have a number of methods and objects that take several arguments,
which were generally being passed as positional arguments. Some upcoming
changes will be augmenting the argument lists, and to ensure code
remains readable and doesn't break as these update, this change switches
to using keyword arguments for these calls.
Unit tests pass.