[Python-ideas] clear() method for lists

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Feb 8 03:10:35 CET 2010


On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 5:14 PM, average <dreamingforward at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Have you actually seen Python's Container ABC?

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