[Python-Dev] list comprehensions again...

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Tue, 11 Jul 2000 19:35:13 -0500

"Barry A. Warsaw" wrote:
> >>>>> "PP" == Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net> writes:
>     PP> Would it help to think of list comprehensions not so much as a
>     PP> vote for a new idea as a vote AGAINST lambda, map and filter?
> If you mean specifically map/filter with lambda, yes.  But map/filter
> with are pretty straightforward I think.  It's the lambda that's
> confusing.

Okay, but at least half of the time I want to use map/filter I want to

map( lambda x: x.foo(), lst )

Python is an OO-ish language after all! Anyhow, with list comprehensions
we could dump map/filter and probably lambda.

 Paul Prescod - Not encumbered by corporate consensus
Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it. 
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