convert tuple to string

Alex Martelli aleax at
Mon Aug 11 22:40:13 CEST 2003

Anand Pillai wrote:

> Assuming 't' is your tuple of values,
> print reduce(lambda x, y: x + ',' + y, map(lambda x: x[0], t))
> will print a string with all first elements of the tuple
> (your strings), separated by a comma.

So will ','.join([ x[0] for x in t ]) .

So, let's look at performance.  The complex, lambda-rich
expression with a map and a reduce...:

python2.3 -s't=tuple([ (str(x),) for x in range(30) ])' 
'reduce(lambda x,y:x+","+y, map(lambda x:x[0],t))'

10000 loops, best of 3: 59.3 usec per loop

The simple expression based on a list comprehension:

python2.3 -s't=tuple([ (str(x),) for x in range(30) ])' 
'",".join([ x[0] for x in t ])'

10000 loops, best of 3: 24.4 usec per loop

I think this is great fodder for the underground movement aiming
to remove lambda, map and reduce.  All that complication just
to slow things down by two times and a half...?-!


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