[Python-ideas] Ruby-style Blocks in Python Idea

Sturla Molden sturla at molden.no
Mon Mar 9 17:24:36 CET 2009

On 3/9/2009 4:45 PM, Aahz wrote:

> There's a substantial minority (possibly even a majority) in the Python
> community that abhors functional programming.  

There are a substantial minority that use Python for scientific 
computing (cf. numpy and scipy, the Hubble space telescope, the NEURON 
simulator, Sage, etc.) For numerical computing, functional programming 
often leads to code that are shorter and easier to read. That is, 
equations look like functions, not like classes.


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