How to delete last item in list?

I have this program that calculates the time taken to answer a specific question, and quits out of the while loop when answer is incorrect, but i want to delete the last calculation, so i can call min() and it not be the wrong time, sorry if this is confusing.

    from time import time

    q = input('What do you want to type? ')
    a = ' '
    record = []
    while a != '':
        start = time()
        a = input('Type: ')
        end = time()
        v = end-start
        if a == q:
            print('Time taken to type name: {:.2f}'.format(v))
    for i in record:
        print('{:.2f} seconds.'.format(i))

If I understood the question correctly, you can use the slicing notation to keep everything except the last item:

    record = record[:-1]

But a better way is to delete the item directly:

    del record[-1]

The code could use some Python idioms. I highly recommend reading this:
Code Like a Pythonista: Idiomatic Python (via wayback machine archive).


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