lambdas vs functions: a bytecode question

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Sat Dec 18 01:45:29 CET 2004


Fernando Perez wrote:

> Can someone explain to me what the extra two bytecodes at the end of the
> function version (ff) are for?
> 
> This is just curiosity, please note that I am NOT making any arguments pro or
> against lambdas, functions or anything else.

It's returning None.  I would guess that it's a safety net to make sure 
you don't fall of the end of the function without returning anything; 
that is, the code analysis is not in place to see whether it's necessary 
to actually include in the bytecodes or not.

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