[Python-Dev] re: Tutorial: Brief Introduction to the Standard Libary

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.net
Wed Dec 3 23:05:55 EST 2003

Greg writes:

>The result of all this is that I don't think I've *ever* used
>copy() or deepcopy(). Whenever I've need to copy something I've
>always used something type-specific such as list[:] or dict.copy(),
>or written my own copying function.

What is fundamentally wrong with copy(list) as an alternative to list[:]?  

Guess I am feeling invincible.  Worst case, I can be told that I need to
read a tutorial ;),


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