[Python-Dev] a different kind of reduce...

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Mon Oct 31 20:40:31 CET 2005

On Mon, Oct 31, 2005, Martin Blais wrote:
> There is a way to hack something like that with reduce, but it's not
> pretty--it involves creating a temporary list and a lambda function:
>   ... = reduce(lambda x, y: dirname(x), [p] + [None] * 3)
> Just wondering, does anybody know how to do this nicely? Is there an
> easy form that allows me to do this?

This should go on comp.lang.python.  Thanks.
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