Operator overloading for fast anonymous functions.
A placeholder object uses operator overloading to create partially bound functions on-the-fly. When used in a binary expression, it will return a callable object with the other argument bound. It's useful for replacing lambda in functional programming, and resembles Scala's placeholders.
>>> __[key] operator.itemgetter(key) >>> __.name operator.attrgetter('name') >>> 1 + __ (1).__add__ >>> __ - 1 (1).__rsub__ >>> -__ operator.neg
An F expression extends placeholders with function composition, but at a slight performance cost. They can be created explicitly from a function, or implicitly through operators as with placeholders.
>>> F(len) + 1 lambda obj: len(obj) + 1 >>> (___ * 2) + 1 lambda obj: obj * 2 + 1
__ and ___ are placeholder and F singletons which can be imported from the module, but each can of course be instantiated and bound to any desired name.
See tests for more example usage.
Standard installation from pypi or local download.
$ pip install placeholder $ python setup.py install
Python 2.7 or 3.3+.
100% branch coverage.
$ py.test [--cov]
- Unary operators
- __call__ implements methodcaller
- __getitem__ supports only single argument
- Improved error handling
- composer object depecated in favor of optimized F expression