[Python-ideas] clear() method for lists
weasley_wx at qq.com
Wed Feb 10 11:39:45 CET 2010
what about another method clone() (or copy())? i think this maybe useful either.
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From: "average"<dreamingforward at gmail.com>;
Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2010 09:14 AM
To: "Gerald Britton"<gerald.britton at gmail.com>;
Cc: "Python-Ideas"<python-ideas at python.org>;
Subject: Re: [Python-ideas] clear() method for lists
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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