Elementry question on indeces

Patrick Phalen python-list at teleo.net
Sun Mar 5 04:34:27 CET 2000

[Rick, on Sat, 04 Mar 2000]
:: >From the tutorial, on strings and zero relative indeces,
:: where word =
:: 'HelpA'.
:: I have no problem with this, we are asking for 4th entry:
:: >>> word[4]
:: 'A'
:: but it seems to me the following is asking for the 0th, 1th and 2th entries
:: (ordinal 1st ,2nd and 3rd) but all we are getting is the zero-th and one-th.
:: >>> word[0:2]
:: 'He'
:: What am I missing here?  Makes me feel like I've been taking stupid pills.

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