Removing from a List in Place
tim at tdw.net
Tue Sep 5 19:29:26 EDT 2006
On 5 Sep 2006 16:05:36 -0700, bayerj <bayerj at in.tum.de> wrote:
> > I'm going to assume that it's supposed to work like this, but could
> > someone tell me the reasoning behind it? I.E. why is 3 skipped?
> >>> alist
> You are removing the third item, not the second.
Actually, he's removing 2 from the list, but then the length of the
list shrinks by 1 and iteration stops.
The example would have been better if alist = ['a','b','c'] and 'b' was removed.
L.remove(value) -- remove first occurrence of value
you were possibly thinking of alist.pop(2), which removes the item
alist from alist
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