Jp Calderone exarkun at intarweb.us
Wed Jun 11 14:17:18 CEST 2003

On Wed, Jun 11, 2003 at 02:01:58AM -0700, Anand Pillai wrote:
> Thank you. I did not know that lambda was in fact slower
> than operator methods, but now I do. I encountered lambda's
> in lisp first, where they are preferred over direct function
> calls. Looks like python's lambda is somewhat different.
> Perhaps the language developers should re-implement it in
> C.

  lambda is already implemented in C (at least, in CPython).  The function
objects lambda creates are -not- implement in C, somewhat by definition.


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