Slicing history?

Mark Dickinson dickinsm at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 21:11:40 CET 2009


On Nov 15, 6:50 pm, a... at pythoncraft.com (Aahz) wrote:
> 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.

Sounds like an excuse to post this Dijkstra link:

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

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Mark



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