[Python-Dev] Built in objects supporting slices

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Tue, 30 Apr 2002 21:29:56 +0200

guido wrote:

> Yes.  No PEP is needed, but I'm -0 on the idea -- I don't see what use
> there is for this besides theoretical neatness; I'm sure it
> complicates a lot of code.
> IOW What's the use case?

the only use case I can think of is python training -- for some
reason, my students always ask for this, and it's a bit annoying
having to explain that "there's a syntax for this, but it doesn't

except for that, I miss this about once every five years...