[Python-Dev] PEP 8 modernisation

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Sun Aug 4 04:44:51 CEST 2013

On 02/08/13 06:52, Alexander Belopolsky wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 4:29 PM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
>> def f(x): return 2*x
>> f = lambda x: 2*x
> Am I the only one who finds the second line above much more readable than
> the first?  The def statement is not intended to be written in one line.
>   The readability suffers because the argument is separated from the value
> expression by return keyword.

You are not the only one.

I will continue to write "f = lambda ..." at the interactive interpreter without shame, although I rarely (never?) use it in code.


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