Why functional Python matters

Robin Munn rmunn at pobox.com
Tue Apr 22 00:00:54 CEST 2003


Steve Holden <sholden at holdenweb.com> wrote:
> "laotseu" <bdesth at removethis.free.fr> wrote ...
>> Greg Ewing (using news.cis.dfn.de) wrote:
>> > Tj wrote:
>> >
>> >> Lambda could also stand renaming;
>> >> Pythonistas probably think it's an arrogant name.  (Or exotic?  I
>> >> can't tell.)
>> >
>> >
>> > Actually, we think it's kind of cute.
>> >
>> >   Mary had a little lambda,
>> >   Its syntax white as snow,
>> >   And every program Mary wrote,
>> >   She wrote in Lisp, you know.
>>
>> lol !-)
>>
> This *finally* gives me the chance to ask: when a lambda grows up, does it
> become a sheepda?

Only if it is stored in RAM.

Otherwise, it's a sheepma, don't ewe know.

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