Slicing history?

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

On Nov 15, 6:50 pm, a... at (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:


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