slice last 4 items from a list

James Matthews nytrokiss at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 08:25:16 CEST 2007


Very pythoninc!

On 10/1/07, John Machin <sjmachin at lexicon.net> wrote:
>
> On Oct 2, 6:27 am, brad <byte8b... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is this the correct way to slice the last 4 items from a list?
> >
> > x = [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9]
> > print x[-4:]
> >
> > It works, but is it Pythonic?
>
> It's Pythonic. It's also unambiguous, unlike your specification, which
> could be interpreted as 'chop off the last 4 items from a list' i.e.
> del x[-4:]. What you are actually doing is 'print the last 4 items of
> a list'.
>
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