Python: (Conceptually) removing an item from a tuple
As part of some code I've been playing around I wanted to remove an item from a tuple which wasn't particularly easy because Python's tuple data structure is immutable.
I therefore needed to create a new tuple excluding the value which I wanted to remove.
I ended up writing the following function to do this but I imagine there might be an easier way because it's quite verbose:
def tuple_without(original_tuple, element_to_remove): new_tuple =  for s in list(original_tuple): if not s == element_to_remove: new_tuple.append(s) return tuple(new_tuple)
Which can be used like so:
>>> tuple_without((1,2,3,4), 1) (2, 3, 4)
>>> tuple_without((1,2,3,4), 0) (1, 2, 3, 4)
The easiest approach seemed to be to build up a list containing all the values and then convert it to a tuple by using the tuple function.
It'd be cool if there was a way to transform a tuple like this but I couldn't find such a function in my travels.