Securing a future for anonymous functions in Python

Paul L. Du Bois polytope at
Sat Jan 1 00:41:41 CET 2005

Alex Martelli wrote:
> We should have an Evilly Cool Hack of the Year, and I nominate
> Paul Du Bois's one as the winner for 2004.  Do I hear any second...?

Oh bother, I just realized I sent my first reply using a good email
address.  Hope that cancel goes through quickly.

Anyway, thank you!  I've submitted it as a recipe.  It includes a
less-evil portable version, which might be improved further if PEP 288
ever comes through.


The recipe:

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