Numeric type conversions

Peter Otten __peter__ at web.de
Tue Jun 17 19:35:36 CEST 2008


John Dann wrote:

> On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 08:58:11 -0700 (PDT), MRAB
> <google at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
> 
>>[snip]
>>Please note that in slicing the start position is included and the end
>>position is excluded, so that should be ByteStream[12:14].
> 
> Yes, I just tripped over that, in fact, hence the error in my original
> post. I suppose there must be some logic in including the start
> position but excluding the end position, though it does escape me for
> now. I can understand making a range inclusive or exclusive but not a
> mixture of the two. 

http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/ewd08xx/EWD831.PDF

Peter



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