[Tutor] What is "in-line code"?
rdm at rcblue.com
Sat Aug 14 11:29:54 CEST 2004
I've been trying to read Guido van Rossum's essay, "Python Patterns - An
(<http://www.python.org/doc/essays/list2str.html>). There are many things
I don't understand in it, but I'll ask about only one. What is "in-line
code"? It appears in the Conclusion section, in "Try to use map(),
filter() or reduce() to replace an explicit for loop, but only if you can
use a built-in function: map with a built-in function beats for loop, but
a for loop with in-line code beats map with a lambda function!"
Also, "in-lining" is mentioned in "Avoid calling functions written in
Python in your inner loop. This includes lambdas. In-lining the inner
loop can save a lot of time."
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