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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types Del

bug in delete `planned` variable challenge?

See attached code. I'm willing to accept I'm making a mistake here...but it works in the REPL.

delete.py
current_count = 14
planned = 5
upcoming_releases = 2
del(planned)

Yep, it's requiring del planned as the solution, even though del(planned) is perfectly valid.

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,982 Points

Sometimes the challenges can be pickier than the language itself.

I think in this case they want you to use del in a way that makes it clear that it is a keyword and not a function call.

Is that actually mentioned in the video though? Maybe I wasn't paying close enough attention.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,982 Points

It's probably not mentioned specifically, but all the examples shown in the video will show del and its target separated by a space and no parentheses around the target.

:shrug: I don't like that, but ok.