[Python-Dev] Three argument slices.

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 06 Nov 2000 10:41:02 -0500

> While updating the difference page in the Jython documentation, I came
> across this:
> - JPython sequences support three argument slices. i.e. 
>   range(3)[::-1] == [2,1,0]. 
>   CPython should be fixed.
> Is this actually true? Should (and will cpython) change in this respect?

Good question.  I haven't pronounced on Michael's patch


because I don't know whether this is really a good idea.  I don't know
that I ever *will* pronounce uness someone points out how useful it is
for some practical application.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)