[Python-ideas] Multi Statement Lambdas
tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Oct 21 17:58:45 EDT 2018
On 10/21/2018 12:06 PM, Andreas Winschu wrote:
> There was an extensive discussion about this in the past.
And perhaps 20 other threads, now including this one.
> In the end Guido felt that his effort seems to him like building a Rube
> Goldberg machine.
> By looking at the amount of people still stumbling on this issue
What I have seen for 20 years on python-list and perhaps 5 on
Stackoverflow is beginners repeatedly stumbling on properly writing and
using lambda expressions as they are.
> we definitely feel, that it is not the.
?? The royal 'we'??
> "Naming things" was from the beginning one the two hardest things in
I completely disagree. I would put naming maybe 20th. Perhaps this
explains why you would want anonymous multiline functions while I think
they are a foolish idea.
> Guido had a hard opinion on this, but i hope the python community does
Hah. If I were the new BDFL, I would be tempted to ban further
discussion. However, your revelation about how you have a difficulty
with naming that I do not helps explain our different viewpoints.
Terry Jan Reedy
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