python needs leaning stuff from other language

Rhodri James rhodri at
Fri Apr 3 04:27:05 CEST 2009

On Fri, 03 Apr 2009 02:40:08 +0100, Zac Burns <zac256 at> wrote:

> Is it really worth it to not implement list.clear and answer this
> question over and over again?

For some value of "over and over again" that allows this to be the
first time I've seen it several months of reading the newsgroup.

> I see no reason that a list shouldn't have a .clear method.

This I wouldn't disagree with, though I imagine it will increase
the frequency of complaints from people who haven't understood
Python's assignment model.

Rhodri James *-* Wildebeeste Herder to the Masses

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