Lisp to Python translation criticism?
John E. Barham
jbarham at jbarham.com
Sat Aug 17 06:36:22 CEST 2002
"Sean 'Shaleh' Perry" wrote:
> import operator
> prod = reduce(operator.mul, probs) # for those who dislike lambda (-:
> Personally, I would do this closer to the use of prod. It looks like you
> to use it but only use it in the last two lines.
Yeah, as I said in another reply, I forgot about reduce. Thanks for the
> > Any comments on the correctness, style, efficiency etc. of my
> > I'd like to write a Python spam filtering system using Graham's
> I was pondering doing this and then using a pickle to retrieve the tables.
> What were you considering?
Pickling works for me. Using a database would be overkill. It should be
relatively straightforward to run a cron job to update a pickled dictionary
based on the day's new mail. Assuming it stays on the server of course.
I'm still thinking about how this works for POP3 clients...
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