can list comprehensions replace map?

Michael Hoffman cam.ac.uk at mh391.invalid
Wed Jul 27 20:39:59 CEST 2005


David Isaac wrote:
> Newbie question:
> 
> I have been generally open to the proposal that list comprehensions
> should replace 'map', but I ran into a need for something like
> map(None,x,y)
> when len(x)>len(y).  I cannot it seems use 'zip' because I'll lose
> info from x.  How do I do this as a list comprehension? (Or,
> more generally, what is the best way to do this without 'map'?)

It ain't broke so I'd stick with what you're doing. Even if map() is 
removed as a builtin, it will surely stick around in a module.
-- 
Michael Hoffman



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