PEP 312 - Making lambdas implicit worries me, surely it's just the name 'lambda' that is bad...
Erik Max Francis
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Mon Mar 3 01:15:15 CET 2003
Alexander Schmolck wrote:
> You overlook the fact "that saving keystrokes" (and space) can make a
> qualitative change to a language. Certain styles of doing things only
> viable if they don't involve too many keystrokes. For example, thanks
> to its
> lightweight lambda-syntax, smalltalk has a very simple syntax and
Well, Python isn't Smalltalk, so I don't really know where this gets us.
> If ``[x]`` became ``lambda : x``, it would be completely unusable.
It would become longer, how is that unusable?
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