[New-bugs-announce] [issue23210] clarify "virtual sequence" and range docs

Ethan Furman report at bugs.python.org
Fri Jan 9 18:32:38 CET 2015

New submission from Ethan Furman:

The help() function explains range as being a "virtual sequence", but that phrase cannot be found anywhere in the docs.

Suggestion is to insert a phrase below:

>> The advantage of the range type over a regular list or tuple is
>> that a range object

 is a virtual sequence and so

>> will always take the same (small) amount of memory [...]

Bonus points for adding a glossary entry.  :)

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 233771
nosy: docs at python, ethan.furman
priority: low
severity: normal
stage: needs patch
status: open
title: clarify "virtual sequence" and range docs
versions: Python 3.3, Python 3.4, Python 3.5, Python 3.6

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