Lambda going out of fashion

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at
Thu Dec 23 09:51:01 CET 2004

On 22 Dec 2004 23:21:37 -0800, tanghaibao at wrote:

> but if lambda keyword is removed, I swear I will not use the python
> anymore.

While I would be dissappointed to lose lambda, I think losing
Python would hurt me a lot more! After all we aren't losing
functionality here, just adding sonme extra work and losing some
readability. Pythonic lambdas are just syntactic sugar in
practice, they just make the code look more like true 
functional code.

Alan G.
Author of the Learn to Program website

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