Odd closure issue for generators

Ned Deily nad at acm.org
Fri Jun 5 01:58:13 EDT 2009

In article <4A28903B.4020301 at sweetapp.com>,
 Brian Quinlan <brian at sweetapp.com> wrote:
> Scott David Daniels wrote:
> [snipped]
> > When you evaluate a lambda expression, the default args are evaluated,
> > but the expression inside the lambda body is not.  When you apply that
> > evaluated lambda expression, the expression inside the lambda body is
> > is evaluated and returned.
> But that's not really the issue. I knew that the lambda was not 
> evaluated but thought each generator expression got its own context 
> rather than sharing one.

Each?  Maybe that's a source of confusion.  There is only one generator 
expression in your example.

>>> c = (lambda : i for i in range(11, 16))
>>> c
<generator object <genexpr> at 0x114e90>
>>> d = list(c)
>>> d
[<function <lambda> at 0x119348>, <function <lambda> at 0x119390>, 
<function <lambda> at 0x1193d8>, <function <lambda> at 0x119420>, 
<function <lambda> at 0x119468>]

 Ned Deily,
 nad at acm.org

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