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Python : pass Statement

Tutorial by:Rizwan Abdullah      Date: 2016-06-11 03:24:55

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In Python programming, pass is a null statement. The difference between a comment and pass statement in Python is that, while the interpreter ignores a comment entirely, pass is not ignored. But nothing happens when it is executed. It results into no operation (NOP).

Syntax of pass


We generally use it as a placeholder. Suppose we have a loop or a function that is not implemented yet, but we want to implement it in the future. They cannot have an empty body. The interpreter would complain. So, we use the pass statement to construct a body that does nothing.

Example: pass Statement

for val in sequence:



We can do the same thing in an empty function or class as well.

def function(args):

class example:

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