Python Map vs For in Python
map is sometimes more convenient instead of for. The code
newlist =  for word in oldlist: newlist.append(word.upper())
can be reformed using
newlist = map(str.upper, oldlist)
for loop is sometimes slow because the dot evaluation inside is evaluated for each loop. Thus the following code is more efficient.
upper = str.upper newlist =  append = newlist.append for word in oldlist: append(upper(word))
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