python needs leaning stuff from other language

Mel mwilson at
Fri Apr 3 17:41:10 CEST 2009

Ben Finney wrote:

> I think it would also be better to have One (and prefereably Only One)
> Obvious Way To Do It. That obvious way, for those who work with
> Python's ‘set’ and ‘dict’, is a ‘clear’ method. It seems best to have
> ‘list’ conform with this also.

Does that mean a one-off special case rule to forbid slices having a 


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