[Python-ideas] clear() method for lists

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Mon Feb 8 02:14:36 CET 2010

On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 1:39 PM, Gerald Britton <gerald.britton at gmail.com> wrote:
> In the list archives, this thread
> discusses adding a clear() method to list objects, to complement those
> available for sets and dictionaries.  Later in the thread:
> Christian Heimes provided a patch to do it and R. H. commented that
> all it would take is Guido's blessing.
> So, I'm wondering, can we do this?  What are the steps needed to ask
> this work to be blessed?

In the abstract it seems like such a method should be part of the
Container ABC.  Since the idea of a container would imply a method to
clear its contents.


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