On Sat, Dec 19, 2020 at 7:43 PM Steven D'Aprano email@example.com wrote:
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I don't think this needs to be a literal built-in, part of the interpreter. I think it could be a library function which is added to builtins on startup, like `help` and `quit`.
That sounds like a very special status. Why not os.clear()?
I do agree with the motivation for doing this. (I've started doing more exploratory programming and I've felt this need clearly a few times.) I can't comment on the exact semantics or implementation (though I'd prefer it if it didn't have to run a subprocess).
IDLE should probably monkey-patch this so it does something reasonable in its shell window.