[Python-ideas] allow `lambda' to be spelled λ

Pavol Lisy pavol.lisy at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 02:56:55 EDT 2016

On 7/13/16, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Pavol Lisy <pavol.lisy at gmail.com> writes:
>> Questions around "only one possibilities how to write it" could be
>> probably answered with this?
>>   a<b
>>   a.__lt__(b)
> The maxim is not “only one way”. That is a common misconception, but it
> is easily dispelled: read the Zen of Python (by ‘import this’ in the
> interactive prompt).
> Rather, the maxim is “There should be one obvious way to do it”, with a
> parenthetical “and preferably only one”.
> So the emphasis is on the way being *obvious*, and all other ways being
> non-obvious. This leads, of course, to choosing the best way to also be
> the one obvious way to do it.
> Your example above supports this: the comparison ‘a < b’ is the one
> obvious way to compare whether ‘a’ is less than ‘b’.
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I don't support this lambda proposal (in this moment - but probably
somebody could convince me).

But if we will accept it then Unicode version could be the obvious one
couldn't be?

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