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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types Del

Brandon Galde
Brandon Galde
12,741 Points

Can't use the del keyword to delete planned

I added line del(planned) to the end of the delete.py, resulting in the following contents:

current_count = 14 planned = 5 upcoming_release = 2 del(planned)

This works in testing, so I am confused as to why It is incorrect.

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

2 Answers

andren
andren
28,521 Points

While del(planned) is technically valid it is somewhat uncommon to use parenthesis when using keywords in Python. Since del is a keyword and not a function you should use a space to separate the value and the del keyword instead of parenthesis. Like this:

del planned

The challenge checker for this challenge is only setup with that coding style in mind.

Grrrrr.... We answered at the same time AGAIN....

Brandon Galde
Brandon Galde
12,741 Points

ah, so that would be the difference between a keyword and a method I suppose, and python 3.5 just so happen to support both. Thanks for the response!

You code looks fine.

Maybe remove the parentheses? I don't know; sometimes code challenges can be very picky. You gotta try every little tweak :smile:

I'm not 100% sure, but this might work:

del planned

It is more common in Python to write keywords without parentheses, so it's good to try this :)

I hope this post helps.

Good luck! ~Alex