and I don't see any reason why a compose() function shouldn't do the same.
I was tricked into reading it different when used with getters, i.e.
is too easy (IMO) to read as applying foo.name.age on all elements of the list.
(Aside: how do I look at the patch? The only link I have is here: http://mail.python.org/pipermail/patches/2007-February/021687.html but I can't see how to get to the patch from there.)
It's best to search for "compose" in the bug tracker: