lambda in list comprehension acting funny

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Jul 12 06:24:27 CEST 2012


On 7/11/2012 11:53 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:05:30 -0400, Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
>
>> {non sequitur: I still recall my archaic C++ class with the OOAD
>> assignment of designing said calculator -- we never had to implement
>> one, just design the basic classes/methods/attributes [on 3x5 cards] for
>> a four-banger. I managed to persuade the team I was on that an RPN
>> calculator would be simpler to (potentially) implement... And THEN
>> persuaded them to NOT use the equivalent of an ALU class, but to put the
>> math work into each operation button...
>
> "ALU class"?
>
> Googling gives me no clue.

4th hit: Arithmetic Logic Unit (hardware) -- Wikipedia
ALU class -- software version or simulation thereof.

The hardware version of Dennis's distributed design would be 
interesting. Spreadsheets are based in part on the same idea of 
distributed logic and arithmetic.

-- 
Terry Jan Reedy






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