More random python observations from a perl programmer

Tom Christiansen tchrist at mox.perl.com
Thu Aug 19 21:13:45 CEST 1999


     [courtesy cc of this posting mailed to cited author]

In comp.lang.python, 
    duncan at rcp.co.uk (Duncan Booth) writes:
:However I agree it can be confusing that when you subscript a string you 
:get another object of type string.

*Tell me* about it!

    >>> s = "fred"
    >>> print s[0]
    f
    >>> print s[0][0]
    f
    >>> print s[0][0][0]
    f
    >>> print s[0][0][0][0] 
    f
    >>> print s[0][0][0][0][0]
    f
    >>> print s[0][0][0][0][0][0]
    f

--tom
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