Extending Python Syntax with @

Cameron Laird claird at lairds.com
Thu Mar 11 06:13:25 CET 2004


In article <tPQ3c.37431$6y1.1205127 at news20.bellglobal.com>,
Pierre Rouleau  <prouleau at impathnetworks.com> wrote:
>David MacQuigg wrote:
>> On Thu, 11 Mar 2004 01:28:47 -0000, claird at lairds.com (Cameron Laird)
>> wrote:
>> 
>> 
><snip>
>
>
>> 
>> I guess this reflects our different backgrounds.  I've been an
>> electronic design engineer for many years.  I never heard of lambda's
>> or lambda calculus until learning Python, and the name still doesn't
>> evoke much meaning for me.  I've never used APL, J, or Perl.  I wonder
>> how many technical professionals who are *not* programmers would know
>> what a lambda is?  I wonder if Python is becoming more a language for
			.
			.
			.
>I was trained as an EE myself and started programming in assembler on 
>microprocessors, then in C , then in C++, reading, reading, reading,....
>
>Just the mere fact that you are talking about lambda shows that you know 
>what it is, as I do now and as people learning Python will know when 
>they use it.  They'll learn, that why they are technical professionals, no?
			.
			.
			.
For more on what lambda means to me, and others, see
<URL: http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~lloyd/tildeFP/Lambda/Ch/00.Intro.html >
or
<URL: http://www.mactech.com/articles/mactech/Vol.07/07.05/LambdaCalculus/ >
or
<URL: http://www.alcyone.com/software/church/ > or ...
-- 

Cameron Laird <claird at phaseit.net>
Business:  http://www.Phaseit.net



More information about the Python-list mailing list