>> > [...] Now I use 'ignore'
>> > (void is too much like C casting...), and to get the same effect:
>> > ignore = os.system('...')
>> > del ignore
>> > Of course, normally the ignore get's chucked when you reassign it or the
>> > name space gets deleted.
>> I think I'm going to start using '_' as my own personal symbol for "junk":
>> _ = os.system( cmd )
>> [ Or does that look TOO Perl-ish ? ]
>> I might think that 'ignore' is the name of the function to eat junk I
>> want to skip! ( In fact, in this particular instance, that's just what
>> I was doing: )
So, with void, ignore, dummy, and _ at least being proposed...
I use void. It seemed sensible. I did not do a 'del' or assign None to
it, because I dont think it is worth dealing with. _ looks needlessly
cryptic, regardless of what other langauges use it.
"Obviously" Python either needs a convention on how to do this, or a
language construct to do it.
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