Slicing history?

Aahz aahz at
Sun Nov 15 19:50:43 CET 2009

Anyone remember or know why Python slices function like half-open
intervals?  I find it incredibly convenient myself, but an acquaintance
familiar with other programming languages thinks it's bizarre and I'm
wondering how it happened.
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

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brand new '59 Cadillac didn't mean throwing out a whole generation of
mechanics who started with model As."  --Andrew Dalke

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