[Tutor] Question regarding list editing (in place)
David J. Weller-Fahy
dave-lists-tutor at weller-fahy.com
Tue Feb 5 19:43:17 CET 2008
Let me know if this should be on the general python list.
I'm playing with some python to iterate over a directory structure. Part
of the directory structure should be ignored, and will have a period (.)
as the first character of the directory name.
My solution was to use the following code.
for root, dirs, files in os.walk(data_dir()):
for n in xrange(len(dirs) - 1, -1, -1):
This works. But I'm wondering whether there is a simpler solution (rather
than walking the index backwards through the list) to removing items from
a list without replacing the list? Specifically, I'm looking for
something that would be similar to the concept, "Remove every list item
that starts with X."
David J. Weller-Fahy (please don't CC me)
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