[Python-Dev] I'd like list.pop to accept an optional second

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw@cnri.reston.va.us (Barry A. Warsaw)
Thu, 22 Jul 1999 16:50:36 -0400 (EDT)

>>>>> "M" == M  <mal@lemburg.com> writes:

    M> 	http://www.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=366635977

Ah, thanks!  Your rationale was exactly the reason why I added
dict.get().  I'm still not 100% sure about list.pop() though, since
it's not exactly equivalent -- list.pop() modifies the list as a
side-effect :) Makes me think you might want an alternative spelling
for list[s], call it list.get() and put the optional default on that
method.  Then again, maybe list.pop() with an optional default is good