Assigning to a list with slicing

To assign several items in a row to a list, use a range of index numbers. Assigning using a slice follows these rules:

• Python first deletes the items currently assigned to those index numbers and then inserts the new items.

• You don't have to assign the same number of items that you delete.

• You must assign an iterable (see the sidebar, "Gotcha! Assigning numbers and strings to slices").

To assign items to a list slice, follow these steps:

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