functional programming

Moshe Zadka moshez at
Tue Feb 22 07:39:55 CET 2000

On Fri, 18 Feb 2000, Michal Wallace (sabren) wrote:

> That Software Development Magazine article had a sidebar which
> mentions that python supports functional programming. I know what
> functional programming IS, and I can see how python supports it, but
> I'm wondering if anyone has any examples of actually putting this
> to use?

At a guess, nobody does anything seriously functional with Python. Lack of
lexical scoping and the weakness of lambdas discourage it. Whoever wrote
this article must have seen "lambda" and concluded Python has a strong
functional basis. 

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