I'm intrigued that Python has some functional constructions in the language.

namekuseijin namekuseijin.nospam at gmail.com
Sun May 10 03:28:05 CEST 2009


Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Sat, 09 May 2009 14:57:24 -0300, namekuseijin wrote:
> 
>> I'm saying syntax is nothing special.  They are user-defined, as
>> functions.  And it all gets converted into functions.  Functions matter,
>> syntax is irrelevant because you can do away with it.
> 
> How do you call functions without syntax? By mental telepathy? By direct 
> manipulation of the electromagnetic fields inside the CPU?

That's all the syntax notation you need in functional programming 
languages:  one to define functions, and another to call them.  Any 
extras are sugar around the basic definition and calling forms.



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