The REALLY bad thing about Python lists ..

Remco Gerlich scarblac-spamtrap at
Sun May 14 19:37:56 CEST 2000

rturpin at wrote in comp.lang.python:
> And why should this be?  It isn't hard to write
> resizable vector code that is fast at both ends.
> There are lots of times when you want to manipulate
> a list from both ends. And Python syntax makes it
> easy:

I think it's *much* more common to append than to prepend. In fact, I can't
remember when I prepended to a list in Python (except as a special case of
adding something at some point in the list). Imho, adding extra space at the
beginning of lists is mostly a waste of space.

So I would find it interesting to know why you use prepending so much :)

Remco Gerlich,  scarblac at
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