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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types List cleanup

Nathan Sanders
Nathan Sanders
661 Points

del(messy[2]) is removing 8, but the check still fails.

Trying to pass the final task in the list section and using the del() function. However, the treehouse check is still failing. I checked the variable and it is in fact removing 8 from messy.

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

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! You're close here, but you have an extraneous pair of parentheses. When I delete those, your code passes. You can find some more examples on how the del statement is used in this Python documentation in section 5.2.

Also, to be clear, del is not a function, but rather a statement much like a return statement.

Hope this helps! :sparkles: