iterating through lists to delete elements

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Thu Aug 9 18:19:16 CEST 2001


Mark Robinson wrote:

> Can anyone advise me the best way to iterate through a list and
> deleting
> elements that don't meet a certain criteria.

Use filter to make a new list, and then replace the original list with
the filtered one.

Modifying a list in place while you're iterating over it isn't a very
good idea.

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