Question regarding a recent article on

Ben S bens at
Wed Mar 19 19:50:08 CET 2003

An article called "Examining Python 2.3: New Additions" on had the following to say:

"Python now includes iterators, generators, list comprehensions, nested
scopes, type unification-and complete Unicode compatibility. The older
functional programming style constructs, such as map, filter, reduce,
and lambda are deprecated, even if it's unlikely that they will
disappear. "

Is this second sentence true, or is that just an opinion from someone
who favours the imperative style to the functional style? What else
could have been meant by this?

Ben Sizer

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