[Python-bugs-list] slice __doc__ string is wrong (PR#30)

tim.hochberg@ieee.org tim.hochberg@ieee.org
Sun, 18 Jul 1999 21:35:15 -0400 (EDT)

Full_Name: Tim Hochberg
Version: 1.5.2
OS: Windows 95
Submission from: 2-404.phx.psn.net (

The __doc__ string for the slice function is wrong.

>>> slice.__doc__
'slice([start,] step[, stop]) -> slice object
Create a slice object.  This is used for slicing by the Numeric extensions.'

versus the library reference:

slice ([start,] stop[, step]) 
    Return a slice object representing the set of indices specified by
range(start, stop, step)....

The actual behaviour matches that described in the library reference.