[Python-Dev] (no subject)
Mon, 17 Jun 2002 14:03:24 +0100
My starship mail currently seems to be broken in and out, so this is my
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> Current CVS says:
> >>> a = range(12)
> >>> t0,t1 = a,slice(2, 9)
> >>> t0[t1] = t0[t1] + 
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
> ValueError: attempt to assign list of size 8 to extended slice of
> size 7
> I suspect this is a bug, since I didn't ask for an extended slice.
Yes you did :)
If you'd have tried that with any released Python, you'd have got a
The trouble is, there's no way to distinguish between
I deliberately made the former be the same as l1[a:b:1] (and so have the
restriction on the length of slice) to reduce special-casing (both for
the user and me). Do you think I got that wrong?