Favorite non-python language trick?

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Sat Jun 25 22:31:19 CEST 2005


Devan L wrote:
> But by using the builtin reduce, you need to specify a function, which
> probably slows it down more than any speed-up from the loop in C.

Not if the function is from an extension module. For some applications, 
this can be quite common.

Of course, in a Python 3000 world, nothing stops anyone from using their 
own extension module implementing map, filter, and reduce if they really 
want to. TSBOOOWTDI in the language/stdlib, but it shouldn't stop anyone 
from using other ways to do it that aren't in the stdlib if the 
tradeoffs are right for them.

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Robert Kern
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