Can this be written more concisely in a functional style
bignose-hates-spam at and-benfinney-does-too.id.au
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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