Mark Bottjer mark_bottjer at
Thu Aug 12 19:09:14 CEST 2004

Arthur wrote:
> I guess I am mystified what it is that is perceived to have been
> gained ... by moving magic outside the function block to the top of a
> function in lieu of expressive code outside the function block at the
> bottom of the function. Something is created, and then transofrmed -
> in the language of transformation that transcends the implementation
> detail of what programming language is doing the work.

I'm in the same boat. I wanted something (anything!) to get around the 
ugliness that is f=foo(f) after the def. Now that we have it (in spades, 
considering all the variants), I don't find it to be any more satisfying 
than what we already had.


   -- Mark

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