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Old 10-10-2009, 05:11 AM   #1
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LXer: Book Excerpt: Chapter 6: Functions and Functional Programming


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Read an excerpt from the 4th Edition of the book Python Essential Reference by David Beazley. Chapter 6: Substantial programs are broken up into functions for better modularity and ease of maintenance. Python makes it easy to define functions but also incorporates a surprising number of features from functional programming languages. This chapter describes the basic mechanisms associated with Python functions including scoping rules, closures, decorators, generators, and coroutines.

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