Inline returning of function objects
tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Oct 8 19:27:00 CEST 2004
"dataangel" <k04jg02 at kzoo.edu> wrote in message
news:41659565.3080500 at kzoo.edu...
> I've been finding more and more crazy stuff that you can do in Python,
> and I was curious if it could handle this (it couldn't):
> def foo(x):
> return def bar(y):
> I was wondering why there's support for this for lambda functions not
> normal functions.
Lambda *expressions* evaluate to normal functions.
Last I checked, the only noticable different between
f = lambda : 99 # and
def f(): return 99
is in the name attribute. The return statement requires an expression, if
anything, after 'return'.
Terry J. Reedy
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