del

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Sat Feb 15 02:00:45 CET 2003


Daniel Silva wrote:

> What is the purpose of the del statement?  Why would you want to
> undefine
> a variable?  More precisely, how many programs would be broken if a
> python
> compiler did not implement it?

Don't forget that it's also used for removing elements from sequences
and keys from mappings.

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