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Ugly Partial Function Application in Python 2.5

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 18:30:50 -0300 (CLST)

Staying true to Python's troubled relationship with functional
programming, the next release will have a functional package which
provides support for partial functions:

  import functional

  def log (message, subsystem):
    "Write the contents of 'message' to the specified subsystem."
    print '%s: %s' % (subsystem, message)
    ...

  server_log = functional.partial(log, subsystem='server')

Which is more or less what you have to do I guess, if you're reduced to
writing it using reflection because basic things like this are not going
to be in the core.

Other details on 2.5 at
http://www.python.org/dev/doc/devel/whatsnew/whatsnew25.html

From Ewan at lambda - http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/view/1227

Andrew

(This blog may be ugly too - just made some untested changes to the
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