Sorry -- I can't find the thread, but there was a discussion on this list about whether there should be a built in for clearing the terminal screen.

I'm was on the fence about it --  but one more data point:

One of my beginning Python students just submitted code with this in it:

def clear_screen():
    Function: clear_screen() (Windows/Unix)
        Input:  None
        Process: Clear Screen        
        Output: None  
    if (opSys == 'Windows'):
    return None

Which makes me think -- yes, it would be nice to have that available in the standard lib somewhere.


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