A critic of Guido's blog on Python's lambda

Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk qrczak at knm.org.pl
Sat May 13 12:39:05 CEST 2006

Ken Tilton <kentilton at gmail.com> writes:

> I think the point is that, with the variable actually being just
> a string and with dedicated new explicit functions required as
> "accessors", well, you could hack that up in any language with
> dictionaries. It is the beginnings of an interpreter, not Python
> itself even feigning special behavior.

If the semantics and the global structure of the code is right, only
you don't like the local concrete syntax, then the complaint is at
most as justified as complaints against Lisp parentheses.

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