[Python-Dev] timsort for jython

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Mon, 12 Aug 2002 12:58:59 +1200 (NZST)

> Is there a reason to want to get rid of list.append()?

No, because...

> How does one decide between list.append() and augmented assignment
> (+=)

That's easy -- if I'm only appending one item, I use
append(), because it avoids creating a one-element list
and then throwing it away.


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