a = b = 1 just syntactic sugar?

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Sun Jun 8 22:27:52 CEST 2003

Michele Simionato wrote:

> I have recently come to the habit of calling "_" my anonymous
> functions
> (especially in closures). It is very unobstrusive, clear, and save me
> the
> effort of thinking if I should name the internal function wrap,
> wrapper, wrapped, on any other similar verbose combination  ;)

That's a tempting "dummy" name for its brevity and uniqueness, but
unfortunately a number of internationalization systems, like gettext,
use the _ to wrap around string literals which need to be localized.

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