simple problem with lists I am just forgetting

Paul McGuire ptmcg at
Fri Aug 1 01:05:21 CEST 2008

On Jul 31, 2:51 pm, Alexnb <alexnbr... at> wrote:
> Lets say we have this list:
> funlist = ['a', 'b', 'c']
> and lets say I do this:
> if funlist[4]:
>     print funlist[4]
> I will get the exception "list index out of range"
> How can I test if the list item is empty without getting that exception?

Try using a slice.  Slices are ignorant of list index validity.

funlist = list("abc")  # too lazy to type ['a', 'b', 'c']
if funlist[4:]:
    print funlist[4]

Voila! No exception!

-- Paul

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