# Getting symbolic variable without resetting python variable.

When calling

```
var('x')
```

the variable x gets set to the symbolic expression x just as if we had called

```
x = var('x')
```

In particular, any value stored in x is deleted. Is there a way to get a symbolic variable without setting the python variable to be that symbolic variable? I'm not super familiar with how sage handles symbolic variables so this might be unreasonable.