Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Tue Jul 22 18:28:29 CEST 2008

konstantin wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm not a newbie in python, but recently faced a problem in simple
> expression:
> some_string[i:j:k]
> What does it mean? I believe this  grammar (
> slicings.html) describes the syntax. But I can't grasp it.

When you post a link, please put it on one line by itself, like this:
so it will be clickable as a whole by modern newsreaders.

Experimenting with bits of code in the interactive interpreter (or IDLE, 
which is easier to cut from), like the responders did, is a great way to 

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