[Python-ideas] Ruby-style Blocks in Python Idea
steve at pearwood.info
Mon Mar 9 18:50:56 CET 2009
On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 04:15:13 am you wrote:
> Hey Steven,
> > Can you explain why:
> > func(named_function)
> > is radically different from:
> > func(multi-line-code-block-without-the-name)
> Hmz, the intention isn't to support multi-line lambdas. It's to make
> passing in anonymous functions easier.
Lambdas are single-line (technically, single-statement) anonymous
functions, and it's already easy to pass them in:
caller(lambda args: statement)
A multi-line lambda (technically, multi-statement) would also be an
anonymous function. Your syntax:
using caller (args) do:
seems to me to be defining a multi-line lambda. The three lines of the
indented block are exactly equivalent to the statement of a lambda.
What is the difference that you see?
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