Author terry.reedy
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Date 2010-11-23.23:37:44
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Add list.clear() method with obvious semantics.

Pro:
1. parallel to set/dict/defaultdict/deque.clear(),
   usable in generic mutable collection function;
2. makes it easier to switch between list and other collection class;
3. current alternatives are not as obvious;
4. some people seem to expect it.

Anti:
1. unneeded; del l[:] or l[:]=[] do same already.

Guido: (python-ideas list, 'Set Syntax' thread, today)
"FWIW I'm fine with adding list.clear() to 3.3."
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