[Tutor] Ruby Code Blocks vs. Python Lambdas

John Fouhy john at fouhy.net
Wed Nov 8 03:55:54 CET 2006

On 08/11/06, Carroll, Barry <Barry.Carroll at psc.com> wrote:
> Correct indeed.  But lambda functions ARE anonymous.
>         "Python supports the creation of anonymous functions (i.e.
>         functions that are not bound to a name) at runtime, using
>         a construct called "lambda".
>             http://www.secnetix.de/~olli/Python/lambda_functions.hawk
> So that principle has already been bent.  Since code blocks are more
> flexible and more intuitive than lambdas, why not add them to the tool
> box?  To quote some more principles:

PEP3099 (http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-3099/) makes this seem unlikely..


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