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

Joe Marshall eval.apply at gmail.com
Tue May 9 18:49:03 CEST 2006

Pisin Bootvong wrote:
> Is this a Slippery Slope fallacious argument?
> (http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?SlipperySlope)
> "if python required you to name every function then soon it will
> require you to name every number, every string, every immediate result,
> etc. And we know that is bad. Therefore requiring you to name your
> function is bad!!!! So Python is bad!!!!"

No, it is a question about consistency.  Why are functions singled out?

Or is this an attempt to apply an Argumentum ad Logicam fallacy?

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