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Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 11:41:21 -0700
From: Paul Prescod <email@example.com>
To: Bruce Lewis <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
Subject: Re: Accumulator
Bruce Lewis wrote:
> Neither of those two statements makes an anonymous function or closure.
> If/when Python gets a macro system, the value of anonymous functions
> will become obvious.
Fair enough. There are reasons to believe that macros would violate
Python's design principles by decreasing the regularity of code and thus
making it more difficult to share and maintain code. So Python is not
being designed to evolve in that direction.
I am puzzled. Could you please elaborate on what you
mean by "decreasing the regularity"?