Slicing history?

Aahz aahz at
Sun Nov 15 23:06:47 CET 2009

In article <667394cb-d505-4906-8c6b-ab2d361b3a4d at>,
Mark Dickinson  <dickinsm at> wrote:
>On Nov 15, 6:50=A0pm, a... at (Aahz) wrote:
>> Anyone remember or know why Python slices function like half-open
>> intervals? =A0I 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:

Many thanks!
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