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Author Alexander Gosselin
Recipients Alexander Gosselin, Jim Fasarakis-Hilliard
Date 2017-04-21.17:35:20
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Thanks for taking a look at this. I think array is little used, so registering it as a member of some of the abstract base classes in collections could easily have been overlooked.

One of the prerequisites for membership in MutableSequence is a .clear() method, and array doesn't have one, though there is no reason why it shouldn't. Here's the workaround that I'm using:

import array
import collections

class array(array.array,
    __slots__ = ()
    def __reversed__(self):
        # this is a bit hacky
        return reversed(self.tolist())
    def clear(self):
        self.__setitem__(slice(None), self.__class__(self.typecode))
Here are some results:

>>> a = array('f', [1,2,3,4])
>>> list(reversed(a))
[4.0, 3.0, 2.0, 1.0]
>>> a.clear()
>>> a
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