[Python-Dev] anonymous blocks

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 19:05:35 CEST 2005

On 4/21/05, Guido van Rossum <gvanrossum at gmail.com> wrote:
> > It strikes me that with something like this lexical declaration, we
> > could abuse decorators as per Carl Banks's recipe[1] to get the
> > equivalent of thunks:
> "abuse" being the operative word.

Yup.  I was just drawing the parallel between:

def thunk(fileobj):
    for line in fileobj:
        print line


    # called by withfile as thunk(fileobj=<file object>)
    for line in fileobj:
        print line

You can wordify anything if you just verb it.
        --- Bucky Katt, Get Fuzzy

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