[Python-Dev] list.shift()

Ka-Ping Yee ping@lfw.org
Fri, 17 Mar 2000 10:12:22 -0600 (CST)

On Fri, 17 Mar 2000, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> You can do this using list.pop(0).  I don't think the name "shift" is very
> intuitive (smells of sh and Perl :-).  Do we need a new function?

Oh -- sorry, that's my ignorance showing.  I didn't know pop()
took an argument (of course it would -- duh...).  No need to
add anything more, then, i think.  Sorry!

Fred et al. on doc-sig: it would be really good for the tutorial 
to show a queue example and a stack example in the section where
list methods are introduced.

-- ?!ng