[Python-ideas] [Python-Dev] Inclusive Range

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Oct 6 01:33:25 CEST 2010

Carl M. Johnson wrote:
> I'm
> just curious about whether starting programmers have a strong
> preference for one or the other convention or whether both are
> confusing.

Starting programmers don't have enough experience to judge
which will be less confusing in the long run, so their
opinion shouldn't be given overriding weight when designing
a language intended for real-life use.

Speaking as an experienced programmer, I'm convinced that
Python has made the right choice. Not because Dijkstra or
any other authority says so, but because of my own personal


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