A friendlier, sugarier lambda -- a proposal for Ruby-like blocks in python

Alexey Borzenkov snaury at gmail.com
Sun Oct 15 02:25:01 CEST 2006


bearophileHUGS at lycos.com wrote:
> but maybe it reduces code readabilty a bit for people
> that have just started to program:
>
> mul2 = def(a, b):
>     return a * b
>
> Instead of:
>
> def mul2(a, b):
>     return a * b

For such simple cases, yes. What about:

  button.click += def(obj):
    # do stuff

You obviously can't:

  def button.click(obj):
    # do stuff

:-) And if you make intermediate function and then assign it somewhere,
it "pollutes namespace": it's still left there, unneeded.




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