I appreciate all your comments and input :-) Since I'm still new-ish to Python (only a few months, but not new to programming in general) I of course am not the best source of a strict technical design for such a feature. I am however wondering how something like this ever "advances" from a little idea to something more material and eventually a feature of the language. Do we all just sit here with our thinking caps on for awhile? 


On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 6:03 PM Eric Fahlgren <ericfahlgren@gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 2:56 PM Serhiy Storchaka <storchaka@gmail.com> wrote:
Don't listen to anyone. There is only one obvious way to write this in
one line:

count = +(lambda *a: a[0](*a))((lambda q, r, s, i: r(r, q, s, i, next(i,
s))), (lambda r, q, s, i, x: x is not s and (x in seek) + q(q, r, s,
i)), [], iter(chars))

It is not even use such non-functional paradigm as a for loop.

Awesome!  My pathetic first attempt merely yielded something that no Real Programmer would ever use.

count = sum(a in seek for a in chars)
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