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

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Mar 10 08:38:18 CET 2009

Stephen J. Turnbull writes:

 > If my cognition hypothesis is correct, then a standard
 > one-character name really does bother/confuse his cognition, where
 > maintaining the whole structure of the block from one use to the
 > next somehow does not.  (This baffles me, too!)

This is mis-written.  Since the block is "one-off", there is no "next
use".  So I guess the thought process is "I'm in a context, and I need
to operate on it, so now I define the process: <block>."  Not
baffling, but still foreign to me personally.

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