Python and Ruby

Chris Rebert clp2 at
Mon Feb 1 00:40:36 CET 2010

On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 2:36 PM, Steven D'Aprano
<steve at> wrote:
> On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 04:28:41 -0800, Ed Keith wrote:
>> In most functional languages you just name a function to access it and
>> you do it ALL the time.
>> for example, in if you have a function 'f' which takes two parameters to
>> call the function and get the result you use:
>>  f 2 3
>> If you want the function itself you use:
>>    f
> How do you call a function of no arguments?

It's not really a function in that case, it's just a named constant.
(Recall that functions don't/can't have side-effects.)


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