Lambda going out of fashion

Alex Martelli aleaxit at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 23 21:40:43 CET 2004


<tanghaibao at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks. :-) Two remarks.
> o One-liner fits the eyes & brains of a portion of people.

True!  So, personally, I'd rather code, e.g.,

def bools(lst): return map(bool, lst)

rather than breal this one-liner into two lines at the colon, as per
standard Python style.  However, uniformity has its advantages, too; I'm
ready for the one-liner style to be outlawed in Python 3.0, purely in
the advantage of uniformity.

Note that lambda is utterly useless here, be it for one-liners or not.


Alex



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