[Tutor] Deleting an entry from a dictionary
jsmith at medplus.com
Wed Aug 3 16:21:46 CEST 2005
Ummm...that doesn't do what I asked.
pop is a linguistic idiom for
(val, mylist) = (mylist[-1], mylist[0:-1])
shift is the standard idiom for
(val, mylist) = (mylist, mylist[1:])
but Python doesn't appear to offer this.
From: Kent Johnson [mailto:kent37 at tds.net]
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 9:15 AM
Cc: tutor at python.org
Subject: Re: [Tutor] Deleting an entry from a dictionary
Smith, Jeff wrote:
> Speaking of which, I note that there is a pop for lists but no shift.
> Is there a Python idiom for this or is it just
> val = mylist.shift() => (val, mylist) = (mylist, mylist[1:])
> which seems a little clumsy.
val = mylist.pop(0)
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