mapping a method to a list?

xauau xauau at
Wed Aug 8 19:34:24 CEST 2001

gyromagnetic at writes:

> Hi,
> I am a relative newbie to Python, so this question may be quite naive.
> Is there a way to 'map' methods to a list of items?
> For a simple example, suppose that I want to convert the items in a
> list to uppercase. Currently, I might do something like
> >>> import string
> >>> val=['abc', 'def', 'ghi']
> >>> map(string.upper, val)
> ['ABC', 'DEF', 'GHI']
> Is there a way to map the .upper method to these items? Something
> like, for example,
> >>>>map(?.upper, val). 
> I think that map currently works by applying a function to each of the
> items in the list, but would it be useful for 'map' to be able to take
> a method instead of a function?

Something like this?

[s.upper() for s in strings]

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