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

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Feb 9 06:33:01 CET 2006

Jiwon Seo wrote:
> Then, is there any chance anonymous function - or closure - is
> supported in python 3.0 ? Or at least have a discussion about it?

That discussion appears to be closed (or, not really: everybody
can discuss, but it likely won't change anything).

> (IMHO, closure is very handy for function like map, sort etc. And
> having to write a function for multiple statement is kind of good in
> that function name explains what it does. However, I sometimes feel
> that having no name at all is clearer. Also, having to define a
> function when it'll be used only once seemed inappropriate sometimes.)

Hmm. Can you give real-world examples (of existing code) where you
needed this?


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