help converting some perl code to python

Sybren Stuvel sybrenUSE at
Fri Nov 4 11:07:56 CET 2005

eight02645999 at enlightened us with:
> the problem is the '..' operator in perl. Is there any equivalent in
> python?  any suggestions ?

I have a suggestion: stop assuming we know perl, and explain what this
'..' operator does.

The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a
capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself? 
                                             Frank Zappa

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