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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Feb 8 19:07:01 CET 2006

On 2/8/06, Patrick Collison <patrick at collison.ie> wrote:
> And to think that people thought that keeping "lambda", but changing
> the name, would avoid all the heated discussion... :-)

Note that I'm not participating in any attempts to "improve" lambda.

Just about the only improvement I'd like to see is to add parentheses
around the arguments, so you'd write lambda(x, y): x**y instead of
lambda x, y: x**y.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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