Functional style programming in python: what will you talk about if you have an hour on this topic?

Jonathan Hartley tartley at
Thu Jul 14 06:33:55 EDT 2011

On Jul 14, 4:32 am, Gregory Ewing <greg.ew... at> wrote:
> Anthony Kong wrote:
> > So I have picked this topic for one of my presentation. It is because
> > functional programming technique is one of my favorite in my bag  of python trick.
> I'm not sure it's a good idea to emphasise functional
> programming too much. Python doesn't really lend itself
> to a heavily functional style. While you *can* write
> Python code that way, it's not idiomatic, and you're
> likely to give beginners a distorted idea of how Python
> is normally written.
> --
> Greg

Maybe the talk would work well if not aimed at complete all-round
beginners, but instead aimed at Pythonistas who are interested in
functional programming, or functionistas who are py-curious (I think
the same talk would work well for both groups)

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