Multi-line lambda proposal.

Sybren Stuvel sybrenUSE at
Wed May 10 10:55:56 CEST 2006

yairchu at enlightened us with:
> multi-line lambdas, had it been added to python a long time ago,
> would had reduced a lot of complexity in the language.  for example
> - with multi-line lambdas - decorators are unneccesary.

I love decorators.

> just give the multi-line lambda as an argument to a function - no
> need for special syntax..

Ehm... multi-line lamda /is/ a special syntax.

> the alternative decorators would also be simpler.  currently when
> you want to create a "decorator-that-accepts-additional- arguments"
> you gotta make a funtion that gets those additional-arguments and
> returns a function that will be the decorator.

A bit tricky, but so far easier to understand than the multi-line
lambda tricks proposed. Sure, it's a function that returns a function
that returns a function, but still except for the @ it's syntactically
"just Python".

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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