SV: Surprised by the command "del"

K Viltersten tmp1 at
Sat Mar 1 22:33:36 CET 2008

>> I'm reading the docs and at 5.2 the del
>> statement is discussed. At first, i thought
>> i've found a typo but as i tried that 
>> myself, it turns it actually does work so.
>>   a = ["alpha", "beta", "gamma"]
>>   del a[2:2]
>>   a
>> Now, i expected the result to be that the
>> "beta" element has been removed. Obviously, 
>> Python thinks otherwise. Why?!
> Remember that slices are specified as half-open 
> intervals. So a[m:n] includes m-n elements, 
> those indexed from m to n-1.

Got it. Thanks!

Konrad Viltersten
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