Can this be written more concisely in a functional style

Ben Finney bignose-hates-spam at
Tue Nov 18 01:39:33 CET 2003

On 18 Nov 2003 11:28:09 +1050, Ben Finney wrote:
> On 17 Nov 2003 16:48:36 -0800, MetalOne wrote:
>> def f(xs):
>>     for x in xs:
>>         if test(x): return True
>>     return False
> If you want to hide the algorithm, do so inside a helper function.
> Then you have consision in the places where you're actually using it,
> and explicit semantics where the algorithm is implemented.

On second look, you appear to *be* putting this in a helper function,
presumably for the purpose of hiding the implementation.  If so, it's a
good thing that the implementation is explicit here -- anyone who goes
looking into this function wants it obvious how it works.

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