lambda ??

Michael Foord fuzzyman at
Fri Aug 27 10:00:34 CEST 2004

I'm starting to read through the developer works article on Functional
Programming -

It starts by giving some basic examples using lambda. What I'm
wondering is what's the actual difference between these two forms ?

pr = lambda s:s
def pr(s):
    return s

Both bind the name 'pr' to a function object that does the same thing
?? I know that lambda functions can only be a single expression......

Is it just a basic example (and so in this case there is no
difference).. or am I missing something. (What's the point of an
'anonymous' function... if you give a name to it !!).



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