[Python-Dev] Built in objects supporting slices

Michael Hudson mwh@python.net
01 May 2002 19:13:30 +0100

Paul Moore <gustav@morpheus.demon.co.uk> writes:

> At the moment, built in objects such as lists don't support the slice
> notaton l[a:b:c]. Would there be support for including this in Python
> 2.3? If so, what would be the necessary procedure? Would this require a
> PEP?

Well, I wrote a patch for this ages and ages ago:


It got rejected, mostly for lack of interest.

> Alex Martelli has offered to do the code, if someone will champion the
> work. I'm happy to do this, but I don't have commit privileges, so it
> would require someone else to actually commit any changes. I presume
> that the correct approach would be to submit the changes as a patch to
> SourceForge?

I'd have thought so.


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