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The UserList module

This module contains a list class which can be subclassed (simply a Python wrapper for the built-in list type).

In the following example, AutoList instances work just like ordinary lists, except that they allow you to insert items at the end by assigning to it.

Example: Using the UserList module
# File: userlist-example-1.py

import UserList

class AutoList(UserList.UserList):

    def __setitem__(self, i, item):
        if i == len(self.data):
            self.data[i] = item

list = AutoList()

for i in range(10):
    list[i] = i

print list

[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]