Would Anonymous Functions Help in Learning Programming/Python?

Paul Rubin http
Sat Sep 22 11:32:30 CEST 2007


Carl Banks <pavlovevidence at gmail.com> writes:
> That's it, lost me already.  You ever see the kinds of programs 
> mechanical engineers write?  It isn't software.

They do a lot of number crunching.  Certainly they can appreciate
higher order functions like integrate(f, x0, x1) to integrate the
function f from x0 to x1; or diff(f, x0) to find the derivative of f
at x0; etc.  Fortran had cheesy ways to do this as far back as the
1950's.



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