One liners

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Tue Dec 10 04:36:57 CET 2013

On Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:20:07 -0800, Dan Stromberg wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 6:07 PM, Steven D'Aprano <
> steve+comp.lang.python at> wrote:

>> The beauty of Python is that it is a multi-paradigm language. You can
>> write imperative, procedural, functional, OOP, or pipelining style (and
>> probably more). The bad thing about Python is that if you're reading
>> other people's code you *need* to be familiar with all those styles.
> That's fine.  That's appropriate.   But I imagine any of these can be
> done with the intention of being more clever than clear.
> BTW, what's pipelining style?  Like bash?

Yes, correct. You have a data stream and you pass it through various 
filters to process it.

David Beazley has some nice examples of writing pipelining code:


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