[New-bugs-announce] [issue2041] __getslice__ still called

Stefan Seefeld report at bugs.python.org
Thu Feb 7 19:19:21 CET 2008

New submission from Stefan Seefeld:

The python documentation states that since python 2.0 __getslice__ is
obsoleted by __getitem__. However, testing with python 2.3 as well as
2.5, I find the following surprising behavior:

class Tuple(tuple):

  def __getitem__(self, i): print '__getitem__', i
  def __getslice__(self, i): print '__getslice__', i

t = Tuple()
t[0] # __getitem__ called with type(i) == int
t[0:2] # __getslice__ called with type(i) == slice
t[0:2:1] # __getitem__ called with type(i) == slice

components: Interpreter Core
messages: 62162
nosy: stefan
severity: major
status: open
title: __getslice__ still called
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.3, Python 2.5

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