PEP 312 - Making lambdas implicit worries me, surely it's just the name 'lambda' that is bad...

Alexander Schmolck a.schmolck at
Mon Mar 3 16:53:53 CET 2003

Alex Martelli <aleax at> writes:

> Jack Diederich wrote:
>    ...
> > I'm a big functional programming fan, but most python user's aren't.
>    ...
> > filter() and only two dozen [very simple!] list comprehensions.
> So I guess your "functional programming" enthusiasm doesn't come
> from Haskell

I don't think that follows. Python's list comprehensions are different -- they
pollute the namespace.


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