On 5/17/18 4:23 AM, Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer wrote:
if then a more convenient way might be found to naturally remove and return the list

maybe it was not included as one might want to remove the list only

x = [1]

as opposed to

x = [1]
new_list = x

i was looking for like

x = [1]

I don't understand what this would return? x? You already have x. Is it meant to make a copy? x has been mutated, so I don't understand the benefit of making a copy of the 1-less x.  Can you elaborate on the problem you are trying to solve?


(PS: bottom-posting (adding your response below the text you are responding to) will make the conversation easier to follow...)

ps. list is was demo illustrative var

Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer

On Thu, 17 May 2018, 07:01 Ned Batchelder, <n...@nedbatchelder.com <mailto:n...@nedbatchelder.com>> wrote:

    On 5/16/18 10:41 PM, Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer wrote:
    > why is x = list.remove(elem) not return the list?
    Methods in Python usually do one of two things: 1) mutate the
    object and
    return None; or 2) leave the object alone and return a new
    object.  This
    helps make it clear which methods mutate and which don't. Since
    mutates the list, it returns None.

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