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

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Mon Oct 2 20:18:25 CEST 2006

bearophileHUGS at wrote:
> Me:
>>> def f(a, b, c):
>>>     map(int, [a, b, c])
>>>     ...code...
> Robert Kern:
>> That won't do anything since the names a, b, and c are never rebound.
> I think you are wrong. Try to give a "35.0" or a "hello" to that
> function f, and see the results.
> 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.


Robert Kern

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