Confessions of a Python fanboy

Xavier Ho contact at
Fri Jul 31 10:41:17 CEST 2009

On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 6:38 PM, Chris Rebert <clp2 at> wrote:

> No, because it has a name, namely "goBig"; this obviously prevents it
> from being "anonymous".
> For comparison, note how the function in the following example is
> never given a name, and is thus anonymous:
> >>> (lambda x: x+5)(6)
> 11

Oh, I see. I was thinking in terms of using a variable to "give the function
a name". In that case, I understand. Thanks again for bearing me with my
random thoughts.
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