Empty a list in python.

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I have a list and I have to clear the list. I am using this :

while len(alist) > 0 : alist.pop()

Is there a better way?

Dec 17, 2018 in Python by Anjali
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You could use the clear() method of list which is parallel to clear() of dict, set, deque and other mutable in Python 3.3 container types:

alist.clear()  # removes all items from alist (equivalent to del alist[:])

The same can also be achieved with alist *= 0.

answered Dec 17, 2018 by Shuvodip

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