Keywords

Certain keywords are reserved in Python and are not available to be assigned as variables or named functions. There are many keywords where some specialize in control-flow (e.g. if/else and for) while others work as operators (e.g. and, in, and is).

Keywords

class
Used for defining classes in Python.
del
Removes an object from the namespace of a Python shell or environment.
global
Creates a global variable that can be updated.
lambda
Produces an anonymous function expression.

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