a = b = 1 just syntactic sugar?

Ed Avis ed at membled.com
Sat Jun 7 22:44:04 CEST 2003

Steven Taschuk <staschuk at telusplanet.net> writes:

>Ignoring the problems due this just being an example, and
>concentrating just on the question of lambda's restrictions, I
>don't see why you can't just use def:
>    def maybe_unify(x, y):
>        if x == y:
>            def change(X):
>                pass
>        elif x == []:
>            def change(X):
>                X.extend(y)
>        else:
>            change = None
>        return change

Yes - I don't know why I didn't think of that.  Thanks for the
suggestion.  Of course it seems a little clunky to define these
functions with a name that is then never used except to return them
anonymously, but it should work.

Ed Avis <ed at membled.com>

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