[Python-Dev] Let's just *keep* lambda

Dennis Allison allison at shasta.stanford.edu
Sun Feb 5 22:02:37 CET 2006

+1 on retaining lambda
-1 on any name change

On Sun, 5 Feb 2006, Paul Moore wrote:

> On 2/5/06, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> > After so many attempts to come up with an alternative for lambda,
> > perhaps we should admit defeat. I've not had the time to follow the
> > most recent rounds, but I propose that we keep lambda, so as to stop
> > wasting everybody's talent and time on an impossible quest.
> +1
> The recently suggested keyword change, from lambda to expr (as in
> '''expr x, y: x+y''') looks like an improvement to me, but I suspect
> opening up the possibility of a keyword change would simply restart
> all the discussions... (Nevertheless, I'd be +1 on lambda being
> renamed to expr, if it was an option).
> Paul.
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