what's wrong with "lambda x : print x/60,x%60"
apardon at forel.vub.ac.be
Tue Dec 6 09:30:59 CET 2005
Op 2005-12-06, bonono at gmail.com schreef <bonono at gmail.com>:
> Paul Rubin wrote:
>> > Why use temporary variables when all you have to do is make your
>> > expressions three lines long to avoid "polluting the namespace"?
>> Indeed. I'd much rather say
>> x = a + b + (c * d) + e
>> temp1 = a + b
>> temp2 = c * d
>> temp3 = temp1 + temp2
>> x = temp3 + e
>> I don't understand why the critics of lambda don't understand that
>> having to use so many temp variables, for either numbers or functions,
>> can work against both concision and clarity.
> For some people, the second form is clearer.
But there is no suggestion that this should be the obligatory form.
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