How to show a dictionary sorted on a value within its data?
invalid at invalid.invalid
Thu Oct 2 21:36:38 CEST 2014
On 2014-10-02, cl at isbd.net <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid.invalid> wrote:
>> On 2014-10-02, cl at isbd.net <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
>> > It throws me because 'lambda' simply has no meaning whatsoever for me,
>> > i.e. it's just a greek letter.
>> > So from my point of view it's like seeing 'epsilon' stuck in the
>> > middle of some code.
>> > It's not as if I'm new to programming either, I've been writing
>> > software professionally since the early 1970s, now retired.
>> The use of "lamba" as a keyword to define an anonymous function is
>> borrowed from Lisp which got it from Lambda calculus.
> Ah, so at least there is a reason for it, I'm far from being a
> mathematician though so it's not particularly obvious (for me
We EE types did get complex number notation using "j" which the
mathematicians find not particularly obvious.
Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards Yow! It's a hole all the
at way to downtown Burbank!
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