what's wrong with "lambda x : print x/60,x%60"

Sybren Stuvel sybrenUSE at YOURthirdtower.com.imagination
Wed Dec 7 10:59:09 CET 2005

Steven D'Aprano enlightened us with:
> All joking aside, when I have names (temporary variables or
> scaffolding functions) that I need to initialise a module or data
> structure, but then outlive their usefulness, I del the name
> afterwards. Am I the only one?

I don't do that. I tend to split up my code into pretty small
functions, so the temporary names I use have a small scope as is. I
don't see the need to add extra 'del' commands when the 'return' five
lines further down is going to do the same.

The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a
capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself? 
                                             Frank Zappa

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