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What is pass statement in Python?

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In Python, pass is a null statement. The interpreter does not ignore a pass statement, but nothing happens and the statement results into no operation.

The pass statement is useful when you don’t write the implementation of a function but you want to implement it in the future.

So, to avoid compilation errors, you can use the pass statement.

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Syntax

The syntax of the pass statement is:

   pass

Example

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Writing a function with no body

addition() function has no implemention:

def addition(num1, num2):
  # Implementation will go here 
  pass # Pass statement

addition(2, 2)

Ignoring an if statement implementation

if statement has no implementation:

# This functions prints the number if its not 2
def display(number):
  
  if number is 2:
    pass # Pass statement
  else:
    print ("Number: ", number)
    
display(2)
display(3)
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