range(start,stop)

Moshe Zadka moshez at math.huji.ac.il
Mon Feb 14 09:21:49 CET 2000


On Mon, 14 Feb 2000, Mikael Olofsson wrote:

> On 11-Feb-00 Moshe Zadka wrote:
>  >  range(0, n) is a list with n elements, so
>  >  
>  >  for i in range(0, n): # equivalent to range(n)
>  >      print "hello"
>  >  
>  >  will print "hello" exactly n times.
> 
> This behavour of range doesn't bother me (any more), but your example
> isn't really that good. It would be just as readable and logical to 
> let range stop at stop as the original poster wanted, i.e. range(1,n)
> could be a list of n elements and 
> 
> for i in range(1, n):
>     print "hello"

Oh, I thought it was clear range has to start at 0 for the following
pydiom to work

for i in range(len(l)):
	l[i] = l[i] + 1

Of course, if you decide lists start at 1, then range should stop at n,
but FORTRAN is (almost) dead and buried ;-)
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