Arithmetic sequences in Python
xavier.morel at masklinn.net
Mon Jan 16 17:43:45 CET 2006
Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Jan 2006 12:51:58 +0100, Xavier Morel wrote:
>> For those who'd need the (0..n-1) behavior, Ruby features something that
>> I find quite elegant (if not perfectly obvious at first), (first..last)
>> provides a range from first to last with both boundaries included, but
>> (first...last) (notice the 3 periods)
> No, no I didn't.
> Sheesh, that just *screams* "Off By One Errors!!!". Python deliberately
> uses a simple, consistent system of indexing from the start to one past
> the end specifically to help prevent signpost errors, and now some folks
> want to undermine that.
> *shakes head in amazement*
Steven, I never said that Python should use this syntax, I merely showed
how it was done in Ruby.
It's nothing more than a ... basis of discussion... not a "I want that
!!ONE" post (if I did, i'd be using Ruby and posting on c.l.r)
(and you didn't what by the way?)
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