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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types List cleanup

del messy [2] not working?

The task is to delete the 8 from the list

When I copy and paste the code into IDLE or the python shell, it works just fine, and the '8' is deleted as the task requires. But the quiz refuses to accept the answer! What am I missing here? Thanks for any pointers

lists.py
messy = [5, 2, 8, 1, 3]
del messy [2]

1 Answer

John Lindsey
John Lindsey
15,642 Points

You have a space between messy and [2].

messy = [5, 2, 8, 1, 3]
del messy[2]

Thanks, that was ridiculously easy after you pointed that out. Spent 15 minutes driving myself crazy with it. Cheers!

John Lindsey
John Lindsey
15,642 Points

You're welcome. Hard to catch the small mistakes sometimes. Especially when it's a space rather than a typo that's easier to see. Happy coding!