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Python Python Collections (Retired) Slices First Slice

Pietro Mazzocco
Pietro Mazzocco
5,562 Points

Is this the right way to copy the entire list with a slice?

a_list = [1, 2, 3]
a_list = a_list[:]

[MOD: added ```python formatting -cf]

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

Your code does make a copy of a_list, however it overwrites the original a_list with the copy. Perhaps you meant:

a_list = [1, 2, 3]
b_list = a_list[:]