can Python be useful as functional?

Steve Holden steve at
Tue Sep 18 21:46:37 CEST 2007

Paul Rudin wrote:
> Robin Becker <robin at> writes:
>> Steve Holden wrote:
>>> Lorenzo Stella wrote:
>> ......
>>> So, which environment do you habitually use that provides an
>>> *unlimited* stack?
>>> You remind me of the conversation between the philosopher and an
>>> attractive lady whom he was seated next to at dinner. He asked her
>>> if she would sleep with him for a million dollars, to which she
>>> readily agreed. So he followed this by asking her if she'd sleep
>>> with him for a dollar. She replied: "No. Do you take me for a
>>> prostitutte?", to which his riposte was "We have already established
>>> that fact, and are now merely haggling about the price".
>> allegedly G B Shaw
>> (
> Also allegedly Winston Churchill, although wikiquote says:
>   "This is a very old joke where the participants vary dramatically
>    from each telling. It's very unlikely though not impossible that
>    the joke originated from Churchill."

Also allegedly Bertrand Russell, who was going to be the subject of my 
version until I realized that I would get many corrections to any 
asserted identity of the originator. I should have know to expect just 
as many corrections to the absence of any such assertion, this being :-)

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