Possible PEP - two dimensional arrays?

Harrison Chudleigh harrison.chudleigh1 at education.nsw.gov.au
Tue Jun 7 20:17:24 EDT 2016

I was programming a computer game and found that while 1D arrays can be
created using the module array, there is no module for two-dimensional
arrays, unlike languages like C. Currently, the closest thing Python has to
a 2D array is a dictionary containing lists.

I propose that a module , 2DArray, be added to the standard library. This
module will include:
Assignment and retrieval on items on a two-dimensional, finite rectangular
grid. Types are integer, float, character and string.
Resizing the grid - parameters are old size and new size. Any new elements
are initialized with a value of 0 for int, 0.0 for float and ' ' for string
and character arrays.
Removing elements. The parameter is the location. After removal, the value
returned is 0 for int, 0.0 for float and ' ' for string and character
A function, pop(), which removes elements from the grid and then returns

Is this idea PEPable?
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