It appears that MIT's mind-bogglingly difficult introductory comp-sci course is going to switch from Scheme to Python (there's more to it than that, but that's the major bit). I could see Ruby or a variety of other languages, but Python? Let's see what Guido has to say about Lambda statements:
In my mind, the inability of lambda to contain a print statement or a while-loop etc. is only a minor flaw; after all instead of a lambda you can just use a named function nested in the current scope.
Is he serious? This guy's language is replacing Scheme at MIT? Python's a fine language, but Guido has some serious limitations in his thought (there, I've said it. Sheesh).