Python 3: range objects cannot be sliced

Alan G Isaac alan.isaac at
Fri Jan 16 19:36:34 CET 2009

On 1/16/2009 1:15 PM Paul Rubin apparently wrote:
> range is an iterator now.  Try itertools.islice.

Well yes, it behaves like xrange did.
But (also like xrange) it supports indexing. (!)
So why not slicing?
I expected this (to keep it functionally
more similar to the old range).

Alan Isaac

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