lambda question

Steven Taschuk staschuk at telusplanet.net
Wed Mar 12 00:03:45 CET 2003


Quoth David Bear:
> title = lambda s: "<title> % </title>" % s

You want "%s" instead of "%".  Nothing to do with lambda.

  [...]
> I don't understand this.  Is lambda not a good way to do this?  I was hoping 
> to avoid function overhead by creating some anonymous functions, but I 
> guess I don't understand how to use them.. any comments?

I'd be surprised to learn that lambda functions and def functions
have different overhead.  Why are you expecting an improvement?

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