Python + strange == cool

Maboroshi nobody at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 29 01:33:48 CEST 2004


Ok that makes sense

Cheers








Phil Frost wrote:
> The second number in the slice is the index of the last element to be
> included, exclusive. It is not an offset from the first index. Adding
> the "+" does nothing; that just means "positive". As the laws of
> mathematics dictate, "+n = n"; the unary + is just for symmetry with the
> unary '-'.
> 
> On Tue, Sep 28, 2004 at 04:21:12PM -0700, Maboroshi wrote:
> 
>>All fine and good <below>
>>
>>>>>x = ["list1", "list2", "list3", 4, 5, 6, 7]
>>>>>x[1:-1]
>>
>>['list2', 'list3', 4, 5, 6] # All good here
>>
>>this struck me as weird I had an idea to mess around with lists <below>
>>
>>>>>x[1:+1]
>>
>>[]
>>
>>now when I do this
>>
>>>>>x[1:+2]
>>
>>['list2']
>>
>>Does this puzzle anyone else
>>
>>of course I am a total novice so I have no idea what I am doing here if 
>>anyone has any ideas please reply



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