constructors for lists and tuples
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Tue Dec 11 17:05:44 CET 2001
MyList = [initializer] * size e.g [None] * 5 = [None,None,...]
MyTuple = (initializer, ) * size e.g. (10,) * 5 = (10,10,10,10,10)
If you would want a list of initialized objects, do this:
MyList = [None] * size
MyList = map(lambda x:MyClass() , MyList)
..should create <size> different objects rather than
MyList = [MyClass()] * size
..that will give you a list of <size> references to the same object
"N Becker" <nbecker at fred.net> wrote in message
news:1f5252d4.0112110519.2617d639 at posting.google.com...
> what are the constructors for lists and tuples? I wanted to make a
> list of a known size and then populate it. Based on my experience
> with C++ and STL, I expected to find a constructor that took a size.
> I would expect to find like:
> list (size, init=None)
> 2 problems.
> 1) I don't know how to do this
> 2) I don't know where to find documentation on this. All the modules
> document the constructors for their extensions, but looking at the
> library reference, I didn't see anything documenting the complete
> behaviour of the builtin list or tuple.
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