how can I clear a dictionary in python

Christian Tismer tismer at stackless.com
Thu Mar 29 01:02:28 CEST 2007


On 29.03.2007, at 00:48, Larry Bates wrote:

> Marko.Cain.23 at gmail.com wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I create a dictionary like this
>> myDict = {}
>>
>> and I add entry like this:
>> myDict['a'] = 1
>> but how can I empty the whole dictionary?
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>
> just point myDict to an empty dictionary again
>
> myDict={}

This is wrong and not answering the question.
Creating a new dict does not change the dict.
He wants to clear *this* dict, and maybe he
cannot know how many other objects are
referring to this dict.

cheers -- chris


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