How to coerce a list of vars into a new type?

Björn Lindström bkhl at
Mon Oct 2 19:42:19 CEST 2006

bearophilehugs at

> def f(a, b, c):
>     map(int, [a, b, c])
>     ...code...
> What it does is to: "verify that three parameters can all be converted
> into integers, but it doesn't modify the parameters themselves" as the
> OP asked.

I would probably put that map in an assert statement, to make the
intention clearer.

Björn Lindström <bkhl at>
Student of computational linguistics, Uppsala University, Sweden

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