[development doc updates]

John Roth johnroth at ameritech.net
Mon Jun 17 13:44:16 CEST 2002


"Michael Hudson" <mwh at python.net> wrote in message
news:lku1o2l062.fsf at pc150.maths.bris.ac.uk...
> "John Roth" <johnroth at ameritech.net> writes:
>
> > "Fred L. Drake" <fdrake at acm.org> wrote in message
> > news:mailman.1024057266.26182.python-list at python.org...
> > > The development version of the documentation has been updated:
> > >
> > >     http://www.python.org/dev/doc/devel/
> > >
> > > Updated to reflect recent changes.
> >
> > I'm not certain I understand item 5. Extended Slices.
>
> Where specifically?  In the whatsnew document?  That section isn't
> finished yet.
>
> > Does this mean that the standard sequence types now support
> > the stride operand,
>
> Yes.  Well, at least lists, tuples, strings (both flavours), arrays.
>
> > or that the stride operand is being depreciated and will eventually
> > vanish?
>
> No.  Assuming you mean "deprecated" -- a common typo!.

Possibly I didn't make myself clear. Item 5 in the What's New
document contains two paragraphs. It's not clear that the second
paragraph is talking about something completely different than
the topic in the header (Extended Slices). Hence my original question.

John Roth
>
> Cheers,
> M.
>
> --
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