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Python Technical Interview Prep: Python Basics Basic Python Once You Pop

Noor Hafiza Binti Ibrahim
Noor Hafiza Binti Ibrahim
11,616 Points

Create a function called pop. It will take 2 parameters, a list and an index. For example: [1,2,3], 1 Your function wil

Bummer: Uh oh, I didn't get the correct value returned. It should have been [5, 6, 7, 9]. Instead, it was 8

pop.py
# enter your code below
def pop(list, index):
    try:
        return list.pop(index)
    except IndexError as error:
        return ('Invalid Index')

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,514 Points

Hey Noor Hafiza Binti Ibrahim, you are very close!

The method pop() return the item popped and modified the list in-place. So newlist contains the popped item and not the new list. :point_right: change the returned item to list instead of newlist.

Also, it is not the best choice to use the name of a built-in type list as a variable name. This overrides the name locally to the function and prevents list() from working. Try using list1 or num_list, etc.

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!