return the last item in a list

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Thu Mar 31 06:34:31 CEST 2005


Raymond Hettinger wrote:

>> I'm looking for an 'easy' way to have the last item in a list returned.
> 
> Try mylist.pop() or mylist[-1].

Note that list.pop also removes the last element from the list in the 
process.

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