Better way to replace/remove characters in a list of strings.

George Sakkis george.sakkis at
Mon Sep 4 13:02:32 CEST 2006

Philipp Pagel wrote:

> Chris Brat <chrisBrat at> wrote:
> > Is there a better way to replace/remove characters (specifically ' and
> > " characters in my case, but it could be anything) in strings in a
> > list, than this example to replace 'a' with 'b':
> x = map(lambda foo: foo.replace('a', 'b'), x)

Or more pythonically:

x = [s.replace('a', 'b') for s in x]


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