Remove a concept's child by name or by number.


returnedBoolean = rmchild(parentCon, childConceptNameStr)

returnedBoolean - type: bool
parentCon - type: con
childConceptNameStr - type: str

returnedBoolean = rmchild(parentCon, childConceptNumber)

returnedBoolean - type: bool
parentCon - type: con
childConceptNumber - type: int


1 if parentCon has the child concept and it is removed, 0 otherwise.


This is a dangerous function in that you can inadvertently remove pieces of your brain with it. Be very careful not to delete parts of the KB you didn't mean to, because this will lead to loss of analyzer integrity. For example, you could remove the gram or sys concepts.

Child concepts are rank ordered by birth order, unless re-arranged. Indexing starts at 1. Passing numerical argument 0 selects the last child concept. If you try to index outside of the range of children concepts, a warning is written to the output log and the function returns 0. If a bad concept is passed (e.g., a string, not a handle to a concept), an NLP++ error is thrown and is written to the output log.

Differs from rmchildren in that rmchild deletes a named child, while rmchildren deletes all children.


This example creates and deletes a child concept by name:

G("myConcept") = makeconcept(findroot(),"a concept");
G("result") = rmchild(G("myConcept"),"a concept");

This one does it by number:

G("aParent")= makeconcept(findroot(),"a concept")
G("aChild") = makeconcept(G("aParent"),"a child");
G("result") = rmchild(G("aParent"),1);

See Also

rmchildren, rmconcept, Knowledge Base Functions