[Python-3000] Removing simple slicing
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Fri Aug 24 18:51:02 CEST 2007
On 8/24/07, Robert Brewer <fumanchu at aminus.org> wrote:
> Thomas Wouters wrote:
> > The proposed solution, as implemented in the p3yk-noslice
> > SVN branch, gets rid of the simple slicing methods and
> > PyType entries. The simple C API (using ``Py_ssize_t``
> > for start and stop) remains, but creates a slice object
> > as necessary instead. Various types had to be updated to
> > support slice objects, or improve the simple slicing case
> > of extended slicing.
> Am I reading this correctly, that: since the "simple C API
> remains", one can still write S[3:8] with only one colon
> and have it work as before? Or would it have to be rewritten
> to include two colons?
Don't worry, this syntax won't go away; it will be executed differently.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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