[Python-il] Silly Python riddle

Ram Rachum ram at rachum.com
Sat Dec 17 14:56:38 IST 2011


Of course you can put a function call inside a lambda:

>>> f = lambda: sum((1, 2, 3))
> >>> f()
> 6


No easter eggs or JIT magic are involved in this riddle.

On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 2:55 PM, asaf greenberg <asafgreenberg at gmail.com>wrote:

>  On 17/12/2011 14:14, Ram Rachum wrote:
>
> f = lambda: g(*???*)
>
> i didn't know lambdas can be used with a function call.
>
> actaully - i can't even use lambda: f() at all, even without your
> restrictions.
>
> unless there's a jit compiler easter egg built in, like lambda g('if this
> string then return a 3d-maze with pictures of the developers')...
>
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