[Python-ideas] clear() method for lists

Giampaolo Rodola' gnewsg at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 14:22:20 CEST 2009

On 3 Apr, 12:53, Andre Roberge <andre.robe... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> On the general Python list, a suggestion was made to add a clear() method to
> list, as the "obvious" way to do
> del some_list[:]
> or
> some_list[:] = []
> since the clear() method is currently the obvious way to remove all elements
> from dict and set objects.
> I believe that this would be a lot more intuitive to beginners learning the
> language, making Python more uniform.
> André

I always wondered why there wasn't such a thing from the beginning.
+ 1 from me.

--- Giampaolo

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