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 map

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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