Lambda going out of fashion

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Fri Dec 24 00:43:45 CET 2004

<tanghaibao at> wrote in message 
news:1103786497.565595.85070 at
> Well, you can say apply() is 'deprecated' now,

What is deprecated is the spelling, not the concept or functionality.
As far as I know, apply(func, args) is exactly equivalent to func(*args).
If the latter had been invented in the beginning and you had learned it as 
Python's spelling of the apply concept, you might never miss the 'apply' 

Terry J. Reedy

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