[Baypiggies] lambda for newbies

Collin Winter collinw at gmail.com
Fri May 11 17:06:49 CEST 2007

On 5/11/07, Dan Weeks <dan+baypiggies at danimal.org> wrote:
> On 2007-05-11 01:03, Shannon -jj Behrens threw down some bits like this:
> > Hey guys,
> >
> > I often hear Python newbies who are confused about lambda.  Let's
> > start with some code:
> > These days, with list comprehensions, you can just write:
> While it's great that to teach about lambda and lisp-like programming
> I think focusing on list comprehensions is well more worth while,
> especially since they're more pythonic and the lisp-like lambda,
> filter(), map(), and reduce() are slated for removal in Python 3000.
> Of course there is code that exists that needs to be maintained now and
> you've done a good job of explaining lambda for newbies so they can do
> that.

map() and filter() will stay; only reduce() is being removed.

Collin Winter

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