merge list of tuples with list

Daniel Wagner brocki2301 at
Wed Oct 20 23:32:53 CEST 2010

Many thanks for all these suggestions! here is a short proof that you
guys are absolutely right and my solution is pretty inefficient.

One of your ways:

$ python /[long_path]/ 'a=[(1,2,3),(4,5,6)];b=(7,8);[x+(y,)
for x,y in zip(a,b)]'
1000000 loops, best of 3: 1.44 usec per loop

And my way:

$ python /[long_path]/ 'a=[(1,2,3),
(4,5,6)];b=[7,8];map(tuple, map(lambda x: x + [b.pop(0)] , map(list,
100000 loops, best of 3: 5.33 usec per loop

I really appreciate your solutions but they bring me to a new
question: Why is my solution so inefficient? The same operation
without the list/tuple conversion

$ python /[long_path]/ 'a=[[1,2,3],
[4,5,6]];b=[7,8];map(lambda x: x + [b.pop(0)] , a)'
100000 loops, best of 3: 3.36 usec per loop

is still horrible slow. Could anybody explain me what it makes so
slow? Is it the map() function or maybe the lambda construct?


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