Draft Pep (was: Re: Let's Talk About Lambda Functions!)

Hans Nowak wurmy at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 6 06:12:44 CEST 2002


Paul Rubin wrote:
> Hans Nowak <wurmy at earthlink.net> writes:
> 
>>>The above code passes 17 to a function which is not bound to any
>>>name.
>>
>>Really?
>>
>> >>> def define_twice():
>>	def _twice(x):
>>		return x + x
>>	return _twice
>>
>> >>> define_twice()
>><function _twice at 0x00935678>
>>
>> >>> define_twice().func_name
>>'_twice'
> 
> 
> That's not a binding.  

Maybe not, but it has a name, and can therefore hardly be called "anonymous". 
Sure, the function is not bound to any name in the current local or global 
namespaces. But it does have a name.

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