Lambda going out of fashion

Cameron Laird claird at
Tue Dec 28 19:08:10 CET 2004

In article <1gp9nrb.807eedbgd0shN%aleaxit at>,
Alex Martelli <aleaxit at> wrote:
><tanghaibao at> 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.
Please say that last sentence another way.  I *think* you mean
that to define (def) a non-pathologic named function, lambda
provides no advantage; one sacrifices no expressivity by a
restriction to def-s.  Is that right?

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