[docs] map objects are not lists

Mike Hoy mike at saguaroscuba.com
Sat Sep 29 16:54:48 CEST 2012

> In other words, the map function returns a map object, not a list object,
Python 2.7.3 (default, Aug  1 2012, 05:14:39)
[GCC 4.6.3] on linux2
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 >>> MAP = map(lambda x: x**2, range(10))
 >>> type(MAP)
<type 'list'>

It seems to me that it does return a list object. Am I understanding 
this correctly? If not, please clarify.


Mike Hoy

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