[Python-ideas] List indexing multiple elements

Ivan Levkivskyi levkivskyi at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 16:14:33 EST 2017

On 20 February 2017 at 22:05, Jonathan Goble <jcgoble3 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 3:55 PM Ryan Gonzalez <rymg19 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> - Right now, a[b,c] is already valid syntax, since it's just indexing a
>> with the tuple (b, c). The proposal is to make this a specialization in the
>> grammar, and also allow stuff like a[b:c, d:e] (like
>> `a.__getitem__(slice(b, c), slice(d, e))`).
> The syntax/grammar already permits slices to be used in this fashion:

Moreover, this syntax is already extensively used by numpy and means
something different - multidimensional slicing.
Having a different semantics for lists would be therefore confusing.

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