Elementry question on indeces

Rick laptop51 at 51peg.com.nospam
Sun Mar 5 05:46:29 CET 2000


OK, got it....thanks.

I would question why it's done this way, but I guess I should read on.

Again, thanks



"Patrick Phalen" <python-list at teleo.net> wrote in message
news:00030419362708.02808 at quadra.teleo.net...
> [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.
>
>
> Read a page or two further, in the paragraph that begins, "The best way
> to remember how slices work ..."
>





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