[Python-Dev] An ability to specify start and length of slices

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Jun 4 00:21:49 EDT 2004

> Many times I find myself asking for a slice of a specific length, rather 
> than a slice with a specific end. I suggest to add the syntax 
> object[start:>length] (or object[start:>length:jump]), beside the 
> existing syntax.

Feel free to continue to argue for this, but I'm -1, and that usually
kills a proposal dead.  I doubt that you'll be able to get enough
influential people on python-dev to rally for your proposal; but I'm
sure they will explain to you why your syntax is unpythonic and the
feature is so minor as to be unneeded.

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

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