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Sat Dec 11 13:02:26 CET 2004
> def RAZVarAnimesDuJour(self,oSortiesAnimeTitreLabel):
> for i in xrange(len(oSortiesAnimeTitreLabel)):
> del oSortiesAnimeTitreLabel[i]
> it doesn't emty my var (i don't want to destroy the var, just make it like
> if it just have been created
Other posts are missing the point somewhat, I think. While they do
recommend better ways of doing what you want to do, they don't say why
your function doesn't work.
What exactly happens when you execute your code? When I try it, I get an
>>> alist = range(5)
>>> def a(alist):
for i in xrange(len(alist)):
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<pyshell#22>", line 1, in -toplevel-
File "<pyshell#21>", line 3, in a
IndexError: list assignment index out of range
What happens is this: the first time, the first element is deleted. This
causes all other elements to shift: the second element becomes the first
one, the third becomes the second, and so on. Or:
0, 1, 2, 3, 4
1, 2, 3, 4
The list gets shorter each time. But you're still looping over the whole
length of the list, which means after some time you're accessing
elements that no longer exist.
One way to solve it is to loop backwards: first delete the last element,
than the next to last, etc.
Apart from that, it's much easier and clearer to reset the list with just
alist = 
"Codito ergo sum"
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