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

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Mon Oct 2 19:03:29 CEST 2006

bearophileHUGS at wrote:
> Matthew Wilson wrote:
>> I want to verify that three parameters can all be converted into
>> integers, but I don't want to modify the parameters themselves.
> To do what you need you can try this:
> def f(a, b, c):
>     map(int, [a, b, c])
>     ...code...

That won't do anything since the names a, b, and c are never rebound.

Robert Kern

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