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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Mar 10 18:05:30 CET 2009

On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 1:19 AM, spir <denis.spir at free.fr> wrote:
> I do not agree with that. It is missing the point of lambdas. Lambdas are snippets of code equivalent to expressions to be used in place. Lambdas are *not* called, need not beeing callable, rather they are *used* by higher order functions like map. The fact that they do not have any name in syntax thus properly matches their semantic "anonymousity" ;-)

Eh? On what planet do you live? What use is a lambda if it is never
called? It will *eventually* be called -- if it is never called you
might as well substitute None and your program would run the same.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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