[Python-Dev] PySlice_GetIndicesEx annd stable ABI: bikeshedding

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Wed Dec 21 12:34:14 EST 2016

On Wed, 21 Dec 2016 at 06:52 Serhiy Storchaka <storchaka at gmail.com> wrote:

> [SNIP]
> Let's start bikeshedding. What are your ideas about names and the order
> of arguments of two following functions?
> 1. Takes a slice object, returns it's start, stop and step as Py_ssize_t
> values. Can fail.

start, stop, step

> 2. Takes slice's start, stop, step, and the length of the sequence (all
> are Py_ssize_t), returns adjusted start, stop, and the length of sliced
> subsequence (as Py_ssize_t). Always success.

length, start, stop, step

No specific ideas on names.
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