[Python-Dev] list.discard? (Re: dict.discard)

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Fri Sep 22 10:35:50 CEST 2006

Greg Ewing wrote:

> Actually I'd like this for lists. Often I find myself
> writing
>   if x not in somelist:
>     somelist.remove(x)
> A single method for doing this would be handy, and
> more efficient.

there is a single method that does this, of course, but you have to sprinkle
some sugar on it:

    except ValueError: pass


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