Parameterized functions of no arguments?

Rotwang sg552 at
Fri Feb 11 07:25:14 CET 2011

On 11/02/2011 05:42, Ben Finney wrote:
> Rotwang<sg552 at>  writes:
>> Here's something that does work:
>>      menu = Tkinter.Menu(master, tearoff = 0)
>>      for k in x:
>>          def f(j = k):
>>              [do something that depends on j]
>>          menu.add_command(label = str(k), command = f)
>> Still, I'd like to know if there's a more elegant method for creating
>> a set of functions indexed by an arbitrary list.
> That already seems quite elegant to me.


> What part is inelegant to your eye?

I guess the fact that it exploits the way Python evaluates default 
function arguments to achieve something other than what they were 
intended for. Still, I see that Chris suggested the same solution 
(thanks, Chris) so it clearly isn't something that's frowned upon.

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