Lambda going out of fashion

Skip Montanaro skip at
Thu Dec 23 17:19:33 CET 2004

    >> readability. Pythonic lambdas are just syntactic sugar in practice,

    Paul> Actually it's the other way around: it's named functions that are
    Paul> the syntactic sugar.

While I'm sure it can be done, I'd hate to see a non-trivial Python program
written with lambda instead of def.  (Take a crack at pystone if you're


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