pop method question

Stefan Scholl stesch at no-spoon.de
Sat Mar 3 21:40:22 CET 2007


Nicholas Parsons <parsons.nicholas1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I realize that in this context it is used for removing a specific key  
> from the current dictionary object.  But why call it pop and not  
> something more intuitive like remove or delete?

I wasn't a python programmer back than, but I'd guess it's
because pop not just removes the key, it returns the value as
well.


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