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Author rhettinger
Recipients mark.dickinson, rhettinger, serhiy.storchaka, tim.peters
Date 2016-01-26.02:45:09
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Mark, Serhiy and Timmy, do you have any thoughts on what is the right behavior?

One option is to always pop the rightmost element to make room, but that results in a weird asymmetry between d.insert(len(d), item) and what d.append(item) would do.  I can't seem to come with a coherent set of invariants that doesn't have a surprising discontinuity.

Another option is to "refuse the temptation to guess" at what the user intends for the popped-off element to be and to raise an exception.  But that isn't very user friendly either.
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