[IronPython] lambda form

Timothy Fitz firemoth at gmail.com
Sun May 8 23:23:02 CEST 2005

On 5/8/05, Luis M. Gonzalez <luismg at gmx.net> wrote:
> Regarding lambda, map and reduce, Guido Van Rossum has said several times
> that these built-ins are amongst its "Python regrets".
> This is what he said in a recent interview:
> - If you could change some things that have been done in the
>   langage, what would it be ?
> Drop lambda, filter, map and reduce. Make range() behave like xrange(). Make
> keys() and many other methods and built-ins return iterators rather than
> lists.

With respect to IronPython, lambda, filter, map and reduce need to be
implemented, for the same reasons lambda won't go away until python
3.0 if it ever does.

While he Guido dislike lambda, the reasons are particularly about its
implementation and current useage, and if a suitable anonymous
function syntax is found he may accept it.

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