[Tutor] Are you allowed to shoot camels? [kinda OT]

Smith, Jeff jsmith at medplus.com
Mon Feb 7 15:43:07 CET 2005

That's kinda what I thought but a couple of people suggested that I used
lambdas to make it clearer that I figured I was doing something wrong...


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Gailer [mailto:bgailer at alum.rpi.edu] 
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 9:48 AM
To: Smith, Jeff; tutor at python.org
Subject: RE: [Tutor] Are you allowed to shoot camels? [kinda OT]

At 07:14 AM 2/7/2005, Smith, Jeff wrote:
>No use beating this dead horse...I guess that's why there are so many 
>languages in the first place.  Different people are comfortable with 
>different things.  (I did warn you that I like both Lisp and Prolog and

>only wish I had more of a reason to use them :-)
>As an aside, I did try to create a lambda based solution but was 
>unable. Let me know what's wrong:
>ftable = { 'a' : lambda: print 'a',
>            'b' : lambda: print 'b or c',
>            'c' : lambda: print 'b or c',
>            'd' : lambda: pass }
>ftable.get(var, lambda: print 'default case')()

 From the docs: lambda arguments: expression
print 'a' is not an expression

>  File "C:\scratch\Script1.py", line 2
>     ftable = { 'a' : lambda: print 'a',
>                                  ^
>SyntaxError: invalid syntax

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